Guadalupe fur seal

species of mammal

The Guadalupe fur seal (Arctocephalus townsendi) is a type of fur seal in the genus Arctocephalus.[2]

Guadalupe fur seal
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Clade: Pinnipediformes
Clade: Pinnipedia
Family: Otariidae
Genus: Arctocephalus
A. townsendi
Binomial name
Arctocephalus townsendi
Merriam, 1897
Arctocephalus townsendi distribution.png
Dark blue: breeding colonies; light blue: other colonies


Guadalupe fur seals are sexually dimorphic in size. Both males and females are dark brown or dusky black, with the hairs on the back of the neck being yellowish or light tan. The young ones are born with a black coat similar to that of adults.


  1. Aurioles, D. & Trillmich, F. (2008). "Arctocephalus townsendi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008. Retrieved 29 January 2009.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. Aurioles, D. & Trillmich, F. (2008). "Arctocephalus townsendi".CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)