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Reproduction

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

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Behavior

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Perception Channels: tactile ; chemical

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Morphology

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Other Physical Features: endothermic ; bilateral symmetry

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Odobenidae

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Odobenidae is a family of pinnipeds. The only living species is the walrus. In the past, however, the group was much more diverse, and includes more than ten fossil genera.[1]

Taxonomy

All genera, except Odobenus, are extinct.[2]

References

  1. ^ Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals, ed. William F. Perrin, Bernd Würsig, J.G.M. Thewissenz
  2. ^ Marine Mammals, Evolutionary Biology, 2nd ed.

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Odobenidae: Brief Summary

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

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