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New Zealand fur seal

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Arctocephalus forsteri
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Clade: Pinnipedia
Family: Otariidae
Genus: Arctocephalus
A. forsteri
Binomial name
Arctocephalus forsteri
Lesson, 1828
Distribution of the New Zealand fur seal

The New Zealand fur seal (Arctocephalus forsteri) is a type of fur seal mostly found around southern Australia and New Zealand. They are also called the Australasian fur seal, South Australian fur seal, Antipodean fur seal, or long-nosed fur seal.

References[change | change source]

  1. Goldsworthy, S. & Gales, N. (IUCN SSC Pinniped Specialist Group) (2008). "Arctocephalus forsteri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008. Retrieved 14 January 2009.