Odobenidae


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Related to Odobenidae: Pinnipedia, family Odobenidae
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Noun1.Odobenidae - walruses and extinct forms
mammal family - a family of mammals
Pinnipedia, suborder Pinnipedia - seals; sea lions; walruses
genus Odobenus, Odobenus - type genus of the Odobenidae: walruses
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The modern walrus, Odobenus rosmarus, is the sole species of Odobenidae to have survived the Quaternary.
Pinnepeds are classified into three families: Otariidae (eared seals) Phocidae (true, or earless seals), and Odobenidae (walruses) Otariids are divided into two sub families: Arctocephaline (fur seals) and Otariiae (sea lions).
The thirty-fourth species, the walrus (Odobenus rosmarus), is the only remaining member of the family Odobenidae (pinnipeds with tusklike canines) that flourished from the early Miocene to the Pliocene (24 to 2 million years ago).