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Enaliarctos Mitchell & Tedford, 1973 †

1026315  (urn:lsid:irmng.org:taxname:1026315)

accepted
Genus
marine, terrestrial
fossil only
Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 151
page(s): 218 [details]   
Taxonomic remark From Berta, 2018: Enaliarctos was a small, fully aquatic pinnipedimorph with shearing teeth (as is typical of most...  
Taxonomic remark From Berta, 2018: Enaliarctos was a small, fully aquatic pinnipedimorph with shearing teeth (as is typical of most terrestrial carnivorans), flexible spine, and fore and hind limbs modified as flippers. Several features of the hind limb suggest that Enaliarctos was capable of maneuvering on land although probably spent more time near the shore than extant pinnipeds. [details]
IRMNG (2022). Enaliarctos Mitchell & Tedford, 1973 †. Accessed at: https://www.irmng.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=1026315 on 2023-10-03
Date
action
by
2006-09-20 22:00:00Z
created
2011-12-31 23:00:00Z
changed
2022-09-22 03:44:54Z
changed

original description Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 151
page(s): 218 [details]   

basis of record Neave, S. A. and successors. (1939-2004). Nomenclator Zoologicus, vols. 1-10 online. [developed by uBio, hosted online at MBLWHOI Library]. , available online at http://ubio.org/NomenclatorZoologicus/ [details]   

basis of record SN2000/McKenna & Bell, 1997 [details]   

additional source Berta, A. (2018). Pinniped Evolution. pp. 712-722 in Bernd W├╝rsig, J.G.M. Thewissen and Kit M. Kovacs (eds): Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals (Third Edition). Academic Press. , available online at https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-804327-1.00196-5 [details]   

verified source for family de Bonis, L.; Gardin, A.; Blondel, C. (2019). Carnivora from the early Oligocene of the 'Phosphorites du Quercy' in southwestern France. <em>Geodiversitas.</em> 41(15): 601-621., available online at https://doi.org/10.5252/geodiversitas2019v41a15
note: 10.1134/s0012496615060095 [details]   

name verified source Neave, S. A. and successors. (1939-2004). Nomenclator Zoologicus, vols. 1-10 online. [developed by uBio, hosted online at MBLWHOI Library]. , available online at http://ubio.org/NomenclatorZoologicus/ [details]   

current name source Brands, S. J. (compiler). (1989-2005). Systema Naturae 2000. Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2006 version). Originally available online at http://sn2000.taxonomy.nl/; for current information, refer http://taxonomicon.taxonomy.nl/ProjectDescription.aspx .  [details]   

extant flag source Sepkoski, J. J., Jr. (2002). A compendium of fossil marine animal genera. <em>Bulletins of American Paleontology.</em> 363, 1-560. [details]   
From other sources
Descriptive info Fossil according to SN2000. Marine, fossil: Tertiary (Sepkoski 2002) [details]

Habitat Marine and nonmarine [details]

Taxonomic remark From Berta, 2018: Enaliarctos was a small, fully aquatic pinnipedimorph with shearing teeth (as is typical of most terrestrial carnivorans), flexible spine, and fore and hind limbs modified as flippers. Several features of the hind limb suggest that Enaliarctos was capable of maneuvering on land although probably spent more time near the shore than extant pinnipeds. [details]

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