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Written in English


  • Echolocation (Physiology),
  • California sea lion.

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Statementby Thomas C. Poulter and Richard A. Jennings.
SeriesProceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 4th series, v. 36, no. 14, Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences ;, v. 36, no. 14.
ContributionsJennings, Richard A., joint author.
LC ClassificationsQ11 .C253 vol. 36, no. 14, QL765 .C253 vol. 36, no. 14
The Physical Object
Pagination381-389 p.
Number of Pages389
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5336141M
LC Control Number72189462

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  An adult California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) with extensive experience in performing discrimination learning tasks was tested to evaluate her long-term memory for two previously learned concepts. An associative concept, that of equivalence classification, was retested after a retention interval of approximately 1 year. The sea lion had originally shown emergent equivalence Cited by: Otariidae Gray, – eared seals, sea lions: Genus: Zalophus Gill, – California sea lions: Species: Zalophus californianus (Lesson, ) – California Sealion, Lobo Biological classification: Species. Status in World Register of Marine Species Accepted name: Zalophus californianus (Lesson, ) Scientific synonyms and common names Zalophus californianus (Lesson, ) Common names Californische zeeleeuw [Dutch] California sea lion (Z. c. californianus) [English]Galapagos sea lion (Z. c. wollebaeki) [English]Japanese sea lion (Z. c. japonicus) [English] Lion de mer de Californie [French]. Exploitation of California Sea Lions, Zalophus californianus, Prior to VIRGINIA L. CASS This article summarizes the results of an investigation made into historical sealing activities on the California coast and Channel Islands. Of primary interest were the numbers of California sea lions, Zalophus.

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