Phocidae


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Related to Phocidae: Pinnipeds, True seals
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Noun1.Phocidae - earless seals
mammal family - a family of mammals
Pinnipedia, suborder Pinnipedia - seals; sea lions; walruses
earless seal, hair seal, true seal - any of several seals lacking external ear flaps and having a stiff hairlike coat with hind limbs reduced to swimming flippers
genus Phoca, Phoca - type genus of the Phocidae: earless seals
genus Mirounga, Mirounga - elephant seals
Erignathus, genus Erignathus - bearded seals
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The bearded seal (Erignathus barbatus) is the largest of the northern Pacific Ocean seals in the family Phocidae, first described by Gray in 1825.
bunkeri, Oryzomys nelsoni y Peromyscus pembertoni (Cricetidae) y la foca monje del Caribe Monachus tropicalis (Phocidae: Carnivora), a una especie probablemente extinta, la rata canguro de San Quintin Dipodomys gravipes (Rodentia: Heteromyidae), y a dos especies erradicadas, el lobo Canis lupus (Canidae: Carnivora) y el oso pardo Ursus arctos (Ursidae: Carnivora).
Local people have long known about the existence of beluga whales, Delphinapterus leucas, in Yakutat Bay, Alaska, although this knowledge was restricted to those connected with seal (Phocidae) hunting and commercial fishing on the Manby shore on the west side of Yakutat Bay.
(2014) reviewed the results of these expeditions as well as other sources of information and confirmed the presence of 12 species belonging to five marine mammal families (Balaenopteridae, Physeteridae, Ziphiidae, Delphinidae and Phocidae) within the area of Easter and Salas y Gomez islands.
Burton, "The diving behaviour of adult male and female southern elephant seals, Mirounga leonina (Pinnipedia: Phocidae)," Australian Journal of Zoology, vol.