Definition of Family Otariidae

1. Noun. Eared seals: sea lions and fur seals.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Otariidae

family Opisthocomidae
family Opisthognathidae
family Orchestiidae
family Orchidaceae
family Orectolobidae
family Oriolidae
family Ornithorhynchidae
family Orobanchaceae
family Orycteropodidae
family Oscillatoriaceae
family Osmeridae
family Osmundaceae
family Ostraciidae
family Ostraciontidae
family Ostreidae
family Otariidae (current term)
family Otididae
family Oxalidaceae
family Oxyuridae
family Paeoniaceae
family Paguridae
family Palaemonidae
family Palinuridae
family Palmaceae
family Palmae
family Pandanaceae
family Pandionidae
family Panorpidae
family Papaveraceae
family Papilionacea

Literary usage of Family Otariidae

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1. Outlines of zoology by John Arthur Thomson (1895)
"The mammae are two or four in number, and lie on the abdomen. family Otariidae—Eared or fur-seals, connecting the Pinnipeds with the ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1901)
"As usual with English authors, only two genera are recognized in the [NS VOL. XIII. No. 316. family Otariidae, all the species but one being referred (p. ..."

3. A New Fossil Pinniped (Desmatophoca Oregonensis) from the Miocene of the by Thomas Condon (1906)
"But unfortunately fossil Pinnipeds of all forms are extremely rare, especially of the family Otariidae to which the Sea Lion and Fur Seal belong. ..."

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