Definition of Family Otariidae
1. Noun. Eared seals: sea lions and fur seals.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Pinnipedia, Suborder Pinnipedia
Member holonyms: Eared Seal, Arctocephalus, Genus Arctocephalus, Callorhinus, Genus Callorhinus, Genus Otaria, Otaria, Genus Zalophus, Zalophus, Eumetopias, Genus Eumetopias
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Otariidae
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. ..."