Odobenidae

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Odobenidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Caniformia
Superfamily: Pinnipedia
Family: Odobenidae
Genera

Odobenus (walrus)
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Odobenidae is a family of Pinnipeds. The only living species is walrus. In the past, however, the group was much more diverse, and includes more than ten fossil genera.

Taxonomy[edit]

All genera, except Odobenus, are extinct.

Evolution[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals, ed. William F. Perrin, Bernd Würsig, J.G.M. Thewissen
  • Marine Mammals, Evolutionary Biology, 2nd ed.