South American sea lion

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South American sea lion
Southern Sea Lions.jpg
Male and female
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Clade: Pinnipediformes
Clade: Pinnipedia
Family: Otariidae
Genus: Otaria
Péron, 1816
Species:
O. flavescens
Binomial name
Otaria flavescens
(Shaw, 1800)[2]
Otaria flavescens distribution.png
South American sea lion range
Synonyms

Otaria bryonia

The South American sea lion (Otaria flavescens), is a type of sea lion. It is also called the Southern Sea lion and the Patagonian sea lion. The South American fur sea lion is found on the Ecuadorian, Peruvian, Chilean, Falkland Islands, Argentinean, Uruguayan, and Southern Brazilian coasts. It is the only member of the genus Otaria

References[change | change source]

  1. Campagna, C. (2008). "Otaria flavescens". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008. Retrieved 30 January 2009.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. Shaw, George (1800). "Yellow seal". General Zoology. Vol. 1. Part 2. Mammalia. London: G. Kearsley. pp. 260–261.