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Descriptor English: Seals, Earless
Descriptor Spanish: Phocidae
Descriptor Portuguese: Focas Verdadeiras
Descriptor French: Phoques
Entry term(s): Earless Seal
Earless Seals
Elephant Seal
Elephant Seals
Gray Seal
Gray Seals
Halichoerus grypus
Harp Seal
Harp Seals
Mirounga
Pagophilus groenlandicus
Phoca groenlandica
Phocidae
Seal, Earless
Seal, Elephant
Seal, Gray
Seal, Harp
Seal, True
Seals, Elephant
Seals, Gray
Seals, Harp
Seals, True
True Seal
True Seals
Tree number(s): B01.050.150.900.649.313.750.250.700
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D046048
Scope note: The family Phocidae, suborder PINNIPEDIA, order CARNIVORA, comprising the true seals. They lack external ears and are unable to use their hind flippers to walk. It includes over 18 species including the harp seal, probably the best known seal species in the world.
Annotation: seals unspecified goes here; FUR SEALS is also available
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CL classification
EM embryology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IN injuries
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
SU surgery
UR urine
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 2005; see SEALS 1975-2004
History Note: 2005
DeCS ID: 38471
Unique ID: D046048
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2005/01/01
Date of Entry: 2004/07/07
Revision Date: 2018/07/02
Seals, Earless - Preferred
Concept UI M0452527
Scope note The family Phocidae, suborder PINNIPEDIA, order CARNIVORA, comprising the true seals. They lack external ears and are unable to use their hind flippers to walk. It includes over 18 species including the harp seal, probably the best known seal species in the world.
Preferred term Seals, Earless
Entry term(s) Earless Seal
Earless Seals
Phocidae
Seal, Earless
Seal, True
Seals, True
True Seal
True Seals
Seal, Gray - Narrower
Concept UI M0452531
Preferred term Seal, Gray
Entry term(s) Gray Seal
Gray Seals
Halichoerus grypus
Seals, Gray
Seal, Harp - Narrower
Concept UI M0452532
Scope note The best known species of earless seals, inhabiting the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. Harp seals get their name from a horse-shaped band of black fur on the back of the male adults. They were previously considered part of the genus Phoca.
Preferred term Seal, Harp
Entry term(s) Harp Seal
Harp Seals
Pagophilus groenlandicus
Phoca groenlandica
Seals, Harp
Seal, Elephant - Narrower
Concept UI M0452611
Preferred term Seal, Elephant
Entry term(s) Elephant Seal
Elephant Seals
Mirounga
Seals, Elephant



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