A critical revision of the fossil record, stratigraphy and diversity of the Neogene seal genus Monotherium (Carnivora, Phocidae)

@article{Dewaele2018ACR,
  title={A critical revision of the fossil record, stratigraphy and diversity of the Neogene seal genus Monotherium (Carnivora, Phocidae)},
  author={L. Dewaele and O. Lambert and S. Louwye},
  journal={Royal Society Open Science},
  year={2018},
  volume={5}
}
  • L. Dewaele, O. Lambert, S. Louwye
  • Published 2018
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Royal Society Open Science
  • Historically, Monotherium had been one of the few genera of extinct Phocidae (true seals) that served as a wastebin taxon. Consequently, it did neither aid in understanding phylogenetic relationships of extinct Phocidae, nor in understanding seal diversity in deep time. This urged the reassessment of the genus. Before our review, Monotherium included five different species: Monotherium aberratum, Monotherium affine, and Monotherium delognii from Belgium; Monotherium gaudini from Italy; and… CONTINUE READING
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