Pinnipeds or Carnivores? Help!
Ilya G. Meschersky
hedgehog at orc.ru
Mon Mar 10 14:50:33 EST 1997
The taxonomic status of Pinnipeds (Pinnipedia) is unclear. The group is
regarded as an independent order or as a suborder of Carnivores
(Carnivora) order in papers of different authors and in different years.
Could someone tell me: which of the two viewpoints is accepted by the
most of zoologists (and/or is "formally accepted" to be "right") at
present? I also would be very appreciate for 1-2 "main" references.
I need to know it for my popular lecture.
As I don't have a permanent access to newsserver, please, answer to
Thanks in advance. Ilya Meschersky <hedgehog at orc.ru>
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