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Caspian seal (Pusa caspica)
Subject: Caspian seal (Pusa caspica)
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Caspian seal (Pusa caspica)

Stamp of Azerbaijan
Date 1997
Author Post of Azerbaijan

The Caspian seal (Pusa caspica or Phoca caspica) is one of the smallest members of the earless seal family and unique in that it is found exclusively in the brackish Caspian Sea. Evidence suggests the seals are descended from Arctic ringed seals that reached the area from the north during an earlier part of the Quaternary period and became isolated in the landlocked Caspian Sea when continental ice sheets melted.

Order: Carnivora
Clade: Pinnipedia
Family: Phocidae
Genus: Pusa
Species: Pusa caspica (Gmelin, 1788)
Synonyms: Phoca caspica

Phoca caspica
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