Curtin, Charles B. Department of Biology, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.
Wyss, Andre Department of Geological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, California.
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Carnivorous mammals of the suborder Pinnipedia, which includes 32 species of seals, sea lions, and walrus in three families. All species of pinnipeds are found along coastal areas from the Antarctic to the Arctic regions. Although many species have restricted distribution, such as the Baikal seal (Pusa sibirica) of Lake Baikal in Russia, the group as a whole has worldwide distribution.
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