Talk:Pinniped

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Edit war[change source]

Discuss this little revert session you both have here first please! fr33kman 01:00, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

For the record, I agree mostly with Battleax's edits, but could we do something about the word "bulky?" Purplebackpack89 01:22, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

Change request[change source]

{{editprotected}}

Could someone change "can't" to "cannot"? πr2 (talk • changes) 03:36, 21 August 2010 (UTC)
The new source would be:
A lot of code
[[File:Europäischer Seehund.jpg|thumb|200px|Common Seal (''Phoca vitulina'').]]
'''Pinnipeds''' ("fin-feet", lit. "winged feet") or '''fin-footed mammals''' are a group of semi-aquatic marine [[mammal]]s. The pinnipeds are the group '''Pinnipedia''', which is a group in the [[Caniformia]] suborder, in the [[Carnivora]] order. 
There are three Pinniped families: [[Odobenidae]] ([[walrus]]es), [[Otariidae]] ([[eared seal]]s, including [[sea lion]]s and [[fur seal]]s), and [[Phocidae]] ([[true seal]]s). So, seals and walruses are both pinnipeds. They have fins for hands, big bulky bodies, [[dog]]gish faces, and big eyes. Unlike {{broken wikt link|cetacean|cetaceans}}, pinnipeds have their noses on their face, and each nostril of the nose closes when the pinniped goes under water. Like cetaceans, pinnipeds have a thick layer of blubber just under their skin: this blubber keeps them warm in cold waters and keeps them fed during times when food is not easily found. When they cannot find food, they can live off the fat in the blubber.

Pinnipeds are [[carnivore|carnivorous]]. This means they eat only meat (such as [[fish]] or [[squid]]) and not plants. However, almost all pinnipeds can be eaten by [[shark]]s or [[killer whale|orca whales]].

Pinnipeds are often trained in [[zoo]]s or [[aquarium]]s to put on shows, but in [[Sweden]], it is illegal to train a seal to balance a ball on its nose.<ref>{{cite book |title= Family Flip Quiz Geography|last= Gifford|first= Clive|authorlink= |coauthors= Lisa Clayden|year= 2002|publisher= Miles Kelly Publishing|location= Bardfield Centre, Great Bardfield, Essex, CM7 4SL|isbn= 1-84236-146-5|pages= |url= }}</ref>

== Taxonomy ==
* Family '''[[Phocidae]]''' ([[Earless seal]]s or true seals)
** Subfamily Monachinae
*** Tribe '''Monachini'''
**** Genus ''Monachus''
**** Genus ''Mirounga'': [[Elephant seal]]s
*** Tribe '''Lobodontini'''
**** Genus ''Ommatophoca''
***** [[Ross Seal]] (''Ommatophoca rossii'')
**** Genus ''Lobodon''
***** [[Crabeater Seal]] (''Lobodon carcinophagus'')
**** Genus ''Hydrurga''
***** [[Leopard Seal]] (''Hydrurga leptonyx'')
**** Genus ''Leptonychotes''
***** [[Weddell Seal]] (''Leptonychotes weddellii'')
** 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'')

* Family '''[[Otariidae]]''' ([[Eared seal]]s)
** Genus ''Arctocephalus'' ([[Fur seal]]s)
** Genus ''Callorhinus''
*** [[Northern Fur Seal]] (''Callorhinus ursinus'')
** Genus ''Eumetopias''
*** [[Steller Sea Lion]] or Northern Sea Lion (''Eumetopias jubatus'')
** Genus ''Neophoca''
*** [[Australian Sea Lion]] (''Neophoca cinerea'') 
** Genus ''Otaria''
*** [[South American Sea Lion]] or Southern Sea Lion (''Otaria flavescens'', formerly ''Otaria byronia'') 
** Genus ''Phocarctos''
*** [[New Zealand Sea Lion]] (''Phocarctos hookeri'')
** Genus ''Zalophus''
*** [[California Sea Lion]] (''Zalophus californianus'')

* Family '''[[Odobenidae]]''' ([[Walrus]]es)
** [[Walrus]] (''Odobenus rosmarus'')

== References ==
{{reflist}}

== Other pages ==
{{commonscat|Pinnipedia}}
{{wikispecies|Pinnipedia}}

{{biology-stub}}
<!-- interwiki -->

[[Category:Pinnipeds| ]]

{{Link FA|de}}

[[ang:Seolh]]
[[ar:فقمة]]
[[bo:མཚོ་གཟིག]]
[[bs:Perajari]]
[[ca:Pinnípede]]
[[cs:Ploutvonožci]]
[[cy:Morlo]]
[[da:Sæler]]
[[de:Robben]]
[[et:Loivalised]]
[[en:Pinniped]]
[[es:Pinnipedia]]
[[eo:Fokuloj]]
[[fa:خوک دریایی]]
[[fr:Pinnipède]]
[[ko:기각류]]
[[hr:Perajari]]
[[id:Anjing laut]]
[[is:Hreifadýr]]
[[it:Pinnipedia]]
[[he:טורפים ימיים]]
[[lv:Airkāji]]
[[lt:Ruoniniai]]
[[jbo:pinpedi]]
[[hu:Úszólábúak]]
[[mk:Перконоги]]
[[ms:Anjing laut]]
[[nl:Zeeroofdieren]]
[[ja:鰭脚類]]
[[no:Seler]]
[[nn:Sel]]
[[oc:Pinnipedia]]
[[pl:Płetwonogie]]
[[pt:Pinípedes]]
[[ro:Pinipede]]
[[qu:Asuka]]
[[ru:Ластоногие]]
[[sr:Перајари]]
[[sh:Perajari]]
[[fi:Eväjalkaiset]]
[[sv:Sälar]]
[[tl:Karnerong-dagat]]
[[tr:Yüzgeçayaklılar]]
[[uk:Ластоногі]]
[[zh-yue:鰭足目]]
[[zh:鰭足類]]

Thanks, πr2 (talk • changes) 03:43, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

Please? πr2 (talk • changes) 13:59, 21 August 2010 (UTC)
Done. -Barras (talk) 14:07, 21 August 2010 (UTC)