South American sea lion

species of mammal

The South American sea lion (Otaria flavescens), is a type of sea lion. It is also called the Southern Sea lion and the Patagonian sea lion. The South American fur sea lion is found on the Ecuadorian, Peruvian, Chilean, Falkland Islands, Argentinean, Uruguayan, and Southern Brazilian coasts. It is the only member of the genus Otaria

South American sea lion
Male and female
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Clade: Pinnipedia
Family: Otariidae
Genus: Otaria
Péron, 1816
O. flavescens
Binomial name
Otaria flavescens
(Shaw, 1800)[2]
South American sea lion range

Otaria bryonia

References change

  1. Campagna, C. (2008). "Otaria flavescens". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008. Retrieved 30 January 2009.
  2. Shaw, George (1800). "Yellow seal". General Zoology. Vol. 1. Part 2. Mammalia. London: G. Kearsley. pp. 260–261.