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merikarhu

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Finnish

Etymology

meri (sea) + karhu (bear)

Noun

merikarhu

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A fur seal
  2. A tar (experienced sailor)

Usage notes

  • A committee for standardization of Finnish mammal names proposes (in 2008) that the fur seal genus Artocephalus (8 species) should be called haaremihylkeet and the genus Callorhinus (1 species) beringinhylkeet.

Synonyms

  • korvahylje (genus Artocephalus or family Otariidae)

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