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Earless seal
A Common Seal (Phoca vitulina)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Caniformia
Superfamily: Pinnipedia
Family: Phocidae
Gray, 1821
Zwei junge Seehunde am Strand
Paul de Vos

The earless seals or true seals are marine mammals of the family Phocidae, one of the three pinniped families.

Taxonomy

  • Family Phocidae
    • Subfamily Monachinae
      • Tribe Monachini
        • Genus Monachus
          • Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus monachus)
          • Hawaiian Monk Seal (Monachus schauinslandi)
          • Caribbean Monk Seal (Monachus tropicalis) †
        • Genus Mirounga: Elephant seals
          • Northern Elephant Seal (Mirounga angustirostris)
          • Southern Elephant Seal (Mirounga leonina)
      • Tribe Lobodontini
        • Genus Ommatophoca
          • Ross Seal (Ommatophoca rossii)
        • Genus Lobodon
          • Crabeater Seal (Lobodon carcinophagus)
        • Genus Hydrurga
        • Genus Leptonychotes
    • Subfamily Phocinae
      • Genus Cystophora
        • Hooded Seal (Cystophora cristata)
      • Genus Erignathus
        • Bearded Seal (Erignathus barbatus)
      • Genus Histriophoca
        • Ribbon Seal (Histriophoca fasciata)
      • Genus Phoca
        • Spotted Seal (Phoca largha)
        • Common Seal or Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina)
        • Harp Seal (Phoca groenlandica, formerly Pagophilus groenlandicus)
      • Genus Pusa
        • Ringed Seal (Pusa hispida, formerly Phoca hispida)
        • Caspian Seal (Pusa caspica, formerly Phoca caspica)
        • Nerpa or Baikal Seal (Pusa sibirica, formerly Phoca sibirica)
      • Genus Halichoerus
        • Grey Seal (Halichoerus grypus)


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