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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

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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