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- n. Any member of the family Phocidae, the true seals.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of the family Phocidæ; a seal.
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-- Among phocid pinnipeds, Phoca and Cystophora have been reported to hybridise, but again are from different 'subfamilies'.
Within the seal, or phocid, family, it belongs to a group called the monachines: the monk seals (monachins), elephant seals (miroungins), and Antarctic seals (lobodontins).
Behaviour and energetics of ice-breeding, North Atlantic phocid seals during the lactation period.
The hooded seal is a large, pack-ice breeding northern phocid that ranges through a large sector of the North Atlantic.
Feeding and trophic relationships of phocid seals and walruses in the eastern Bering Sea.
Harbour seals are not numerous in the Arctic and several of the populations that live north of the Arctic Circle are very small Arctic, there are three additional phocid (i.e., true) seal species: harp seals, hooded seals
The Caribbean monk seal or West Indian monk seal (Monachus tropicalis), was a phocid or true seal, and the only seal species native to the warm waters of the