Related to Fin-footed: suborder Pinnipedia, Pinnipedia, Phocids


a.1.(Zool.) Having palmate feet.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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He visited them again last Friday, and was once again mesmerised by the bottlenose dolphins Senya (24), Ksyusha (22), Jerry (10), Tetka (20) and Fekla (20) and the fin-footed sea lions Gosha (20), and Lusha, Fila and Max (10).
This group name means "wing-footed" or "fin-footed" in Latin, highlighting one feature that helps these marine mammals lead astounding double lives.
And they captured on film the underwater ballet of the world's deepest-diving fin-footed mammals - elephant seals - otherwise best known for their fights on breeding beaches.
* Bears' closest relatives are the pinnepeds, the group of fin-footed mammals that includes walruses, seals, and sea lions.
Harbor seals, along with their relatives sea lions and walruses, belong to a group called pinnipeds, which means fin-footed. Harbor seals have thick fur, can weigh tip to 136 kilograms (300 pounds), and can grow to be 1.8 meters (6 feet) long.
All seals and walruses are classified as pinnipeds, which means "wing or fin-footed," yet true seals differ from their more well-known cousins.
Pinniped, or "fin-footed," refers to an informal group of mammals that includes only three surviving forms: seals, sea lions and walruses.
* Elephant seals are pinnipeds, meaning "fin-footed", semi-aquatic marine mammals thai have a torpedo shape.