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Sea lions
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A sea lion rookery at Monterey, California
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Suborder:Pinnipedia
Family:Otariidae
Subfamily:Otariinae
Genera

Eumetopias
Zalophus
Otaria
Neophoca
Phocarctos

A sea lion is any of several marine mammals of the family Otariidae. Sea lions are characterized by the presence of external ear pinnae or flaps, long front flippers, and the ability to walk on four flippers on land. Sea lions are generally found in coastal waters of the temperate to subpolar regions of both northern and southern hemispheres.

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