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SPECIES Arctocephalus galapagoensis

Author:Heller, 1904.
Citation:Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., (3), 3(7): 245.
Common Name:Galapagos Fur Seal
Type Locality:"Wenman Island" [Ecuador, Galapagos Isls].
Distribution:Endemic to Ecuador (Galapagos Isls).
Status:CITES Appendix II; IUCN Vulnerable.
Comments:Repenning et al. (1971) supported recognition at the specific level, followed by King (1983); however, Scheffer (1958) considered galapagoensis conspecific with australis, which would be the most closely related taxon. Reviewed by Clark (1975).
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