WoRMS name details

Otaria flavescens Shaw, 1800

231425  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:231425)

 unaccepted
Species
marine
Not documented
Status Following a proposal by Gardner and Robbins (1999), the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) placed the...  
Status Following a proposal by Gardner and Robbins (1999), the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) placed the name O. byronia on its Official List of Specific Names in Zoology. Brunner (2004) also advised use of Otaria byronia (Blainville, 1820) over O. flavescens (Shaw, 1800) and Webber (2014) provides a summary of why O. flavescens is a nomen dubium and should not be used under the provisions of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN 1999). However, many South American scientists continue to use O. flavescens. [details]

Distribution widely distributed from northern Peru to southern Brazil  
Distribution widely distributed from northern Peru to southern Brazil [details]
WoRMS (2021). Otaria flavescens Shaw, 1800. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=231425 on 2021-01-26
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2006-05-17 09:54:26Z
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2010-05-20 10:05:06Z
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basis of record Shirihai, H. (2002). A complete guide to Antarctic Wildlife: the Birds and Marine Mammals of the Antarctic Continent and the Southern Ocean. Alula Press FI 510 pp. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Status Following a proposal by Gardner and Robbins (1999), the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) placed the name O. byronia on its Official List of Specific Names in Zoology. Brunner (2004) also advised use of Otaria byronia (Blainville, 1820) over O. flavescens (Shaw, 1800) and Webber (2014) provides a summary of why O. flavescens is a nomen dubium and should not be used under the provisions of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN 1999). However, many South American scientists continue to use O. flavescens. [details]

From other sources
Distribution widely distributed from northern Peru to southern Brazil [details]
LanguageName 
English South American sea lion  [details]