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Family Phocidae - True seals (19 species in 10 genera) The true, or earless, seals include the largest of the pinnipeds, the elephant seals. Species within the group have variable degrees of sexual dimorphism (in some species, females are the larger sex).Phocids are characterized by the absence of external ear pinnae, a short muzzle, beaded vibrissae, dark skin, short fur, generally 2 teats in.
Phocidae Name Synonyms Manatus maeoticus Eichwald, 1850 Miophoca vetusta (Zapfe, 1937) Monachus vetusta (Zapfe, 1937) Phoca bessarabica (Simonescu, 1925) Phoca modesta (Leidy, 1869) Phoca novorossica (Alekseev, 1924) Pinnipedia Pristiphoca vetusta (Zapfe, 1937) Squalodon modesta (Leidy, 1869) Homonyms Phocidae Common names.The True Seals, or Earless Seals, belong to the family Phocidae, one of three families of Pinnipeds. The other groups are the fur seals and sea lions. True Seals are distinguished in the way they move on the beach in a crawling manner. This is unlike sea lions which are able to use their hind flippers to almost walk while on shore.The Pholcidae are a family of araneomorph spiders.The family contains over 1,800 pholcids (individual species of the family Pholcidae), including those commonly known as cellar spider, daddy long-legs spider, granddaddy long-legs spider, carpenter spider, daddy long-legger, vibrating spider and skull spider.The family, first described by Carl Ludwig Koch in 1850, is divided into 94 genera.
Phocidae - seals. There are 19 species in this family. Most seal species are found in the Arctic and Antarctica, but seals are also found along coastlines around the world from the North Pole south to 30 degrees north latitude and from Antarctica north to 50 degrees south latitude. One seal, the Baikal seal, lives only in Lake Baikal in Russia.Read More
Information about Phocidae in the AudioEnglish.org dictionary, synonyms and antonyms. English for Beginners Practical English Travel English Telephone English Banking English Accounting English Dictionary: Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.Read More
Phocidae definition is - a family of mammals (suborder Pinnipedia) comprising the hair seals and lacking external ears.Read More
Phocidae the family of carnivorous mammals containing the seals. The hind limbs are united with the tail and point backwards and there are no external ears.Read More
Class MAMMALIA Mammals are defined as vertebrates that possess hairs and mammary glands for feeding young. They also possess a four-chambered heart, a large cerebral cortex, three distinctive bones: incus, malleus and stapes in the middle ear, a diaphragm for breathing, heterodont and thecodont dentition, limbs attached under the body, dicondylic skull and acoelous vertebrae.Read More
Statistics. 235,708 taxon names 180,712 accepted taxon names 6,017 higher taxon names 5,838 accepted higher taxon names 36,162 (sub)genus names.Read More
Phocidae includes 34 genera, of which 21 are extinct and 13 extant. The total number of extinct species is 25, which compares with (23) of the Recent species of the family.Read More
Fish - Fish - Annotated classification: The following classification has been derived primarily from the works of British ichthyologists C. Patterson, R. Miles, P.H.Read More
Bibliographia. Macdonald, David W. 2006. The Encyclopedia of Mammals. Ed. 2a. Novi Eboraci: Facts on File. ISBN 0816064946, ISBN 9780816064946.; Nexus externi.Read More
The Harp seal is an aquatic mammal that is related to the sea lion and the walrus. Further breakdown in the classification system shows the mammal belongs to the Suborder of Pinnipedia. A Pinnipedia basically means a flipper footed animal.Read More