- New Latin, Latin pinna ("fin") + pes ("foot") + -ia (Wiktionary)
“Sea lion is the name given to sea-dwelling mammals belonging to the Otariidae family of the Pinnipedia superfamily.”
“But in the Sarcotheria (both the Carnivora and the seals, Pinnipedia) and in the elephant and several other”
“_Fissipedia_ (split-feet) or land Carnivora, and the _Pinnipedia_”
“The Pinnipedia or Pinnigrada are amphibious in their habits, living chiefly in the water, but resorting occasionally to the land.”
“Pinnipedia called Arctocephalinae to contrast them with Otariinae - the sea lions - based on the most prominent common feature, namely the coat of dense underfur intermixed with guard hairs.”
“This covers the Fissipedia (terrestrial forms) and Pinnipedia (marine forms).”
“p. 172 exciting news came in: Natalia Rybczynski, Mary Dawson and Richard Tedford, ‘A semi-aquatic Arctic mammalian carnivore from the Miocene epoch and origin of Pinnipedia’, Nature 458 2009, pp.”
“3 Behavior and ecology * 4 Exploitation * 5 Species * 6 See also  Taxonomy Until recently, fur seals were all grouped under a single subfamily of Pinnipedia called”
“This early predominance of the sense of smell persists in most mammals (unless an aquatic mode of life interferes and deposes it: compare the _Cetacea, Sirenia_, and _Pinnipedia_, for example) even though a large neopallium develops to receive visual, auditory, tactile, and other impressions pouring into the forebrain.”
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