Physical Description

Morphology

Other Physical Features: endothermic ; bilateral symmetry

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Life History and Behavior

Behavior

Perception Channels: tactile ; chemical

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Reproduction

Key Reproductive Features: gonochoric/gonochoristic/dioecious (sexes separate); sexual

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records: 34
Specimens with Sequences: 35
Specimens with Barcodes: 33
Species: 3
Species With Barcodes: 3
Public Records: 34
Public Species: 3
Public BINs: 1
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Wikipedia

Odobenidae

Odobenidae is a family of Pinnipeds. The only living species is walrus. In the past, however, the group was much more diverse, and includes more than ten fossil genera.

Taxonomy[edit source | edit]

All genera, except Odobenus, are extinct.

Evolution[edit source | edit]

Sources[edit source | edit]

  • Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals, ed. William F. Perrin, Bernd Würsig, J.G.M. Thewissen
  • Marine Mammals, Evolutionary Biology, 2nd ed.
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