Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the suborder Caniformia — the true seals.

Etymologies

Phoca +‎ -idae (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Five species of true seals (Phocidae) and two species of eared seals (Otariidae) occur on the islands.

    Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Australia

  • Première partie: deux nouveaux Monachinae (Phocidae, Mammalia) du Pliocene de Sud-Sacaco.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • The Phocidae are probably descended from Mammals of the terrestrial type with a scrotum, which has disappeared in the course of evolution.

    Hormones and Heredity

  • The Fissipedia offer an instructive example, for while the Otariidae have the hind feet turned forward and can move on land somewhat like ordinary Mammals, the Phocidae cannot move their hind legs independently or turn them forward, and can only drag themselves about on land for short distances.

    Hormones and Heredity

  • The dentition is essentially carnivorous, but varies considerably in the different families, and even in the _Phocidae_ themselves.

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

  • The sea-wolf or _loup marin_ of Champlain is the marine mammiferous quadruped of the family Phocidae, known as the seal.

    Voyages of Samuel De Champlain — Volume 02

  • Polar bear (Ursus maritimus), arctic fox (Alopex lagopus), tundra swan (Cygnus columbianus), sea ducks, shorebirds, beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas), and seal (Phocidae) are found along the Hudson Bay coast.

    Southern Hudson Bay taiga

  • The Atlantic [coastal zone | Coast]] of this ecoregion forms part of the Atlantic migratory flyway and provides important habitat for seabird colonies, as well as seal (Phocidae) whelping areas.

    Eastern Canadian Shield taiga

  • They are a widely distributed and diverse group of semi-aquatic marine mammals comprising the families [[Odobenidae]] (the [[walrus]]), [[Otariidae]] ([[eared seals]], including [[sea lions]] and [[fur seals]]), and Phocidae ([[earless seals]]).

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