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Arctocephalus philippii townsendi  Merriam, 1897
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1133197

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Subspecies  
  Synonym(s): Arctocephalus townsendi Merriam, 1897
    Arctophoca townsendi (Merriam, 1897)
  Common Name(s): Guadalupe Fur Seal [English]
    Lobo-fino de Guadalupe [Spanish]
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  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderCarnivora Bowdich, 1821 – cachorro do mato, carnívoro, gato do mato, lontra, carnivores, carnivores  
                                  SuborderCaniformia Kretzoi, 1938 – dog-like carnivores  
                                     FamilyOtariidae Gray, 1825 – eared seals, sea lions  
                                        GenusArctocephalus É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire and F. Cuvier, 1826 – southern fur seals  
                                           SpeciesArctocephalus philippii (Peters, 1866) – Juan Fernández Fur Seal  
                                              SubspeciesArctocephalus philippii townsendi Merriam, 1897 – Guadalupe Fur Seal, Lobo-fino de Guadalupe  

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  Source: List of Marine Mammal Species and Subspecies, website (version Aug 2018)  
  Acquired: 2019   
  Notes: Committee on Taxonomy. 2018. List of marine mammal species and subspecies. Society for Marine Mammalogy,, consulted on 8 October 2019   
  Reference for: Arctocephalus philippii townsendi, Guadalupe Fur Seal [English]   
  Source: List of Marine Mammal Species and Subspecies (2023), website (version Jun 2023)  
  Acquired: 2024   
  Notes: Committee on Taxonomy. 2023. List of marine mammal species and subspecies. Society for Marine Mammalogy,, consulted on 6 February 2024   
  Reference for: Arctocephalus philippii townsendi   
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 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: East Pacific  






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