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Young walrus name: calf
Female walrus: cow
Male walrus: bull
A group of walruss is called: herd, flock, pod
Walrus classification: odobenine
Walrus class: Mammal
The walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) is a large flippered marine mammal with a discontinuous circumpolar distribution in the Arctic Ocean and sub-Arctic seas of the Northern Hemisphere. The walrus is the only living species in the Odobenidae family and Odobenus genus. It is subdivided into three subspecies: the Atlantic Walrus (O. rosmarus rosmarus) found in the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Walrus (O. rosmarus divergens) found in the Pacific Ocean, and O. rosmarus laptevi, found in the Laptev Sea.
The walrus is immediately recognizable due to its prominent tusks, whiskers and great bulk. Adult Pacific males can weigh up to 4,500 lb (2,041 kg), and, among pinnipeds, are exceeded in size only by the two species of elephant seals. It resides primarily in shallow oceanic shelf habitat, spending a significant proportion of its life on sea ice in pursuit of its preferred diet of benthic bivalve mollusks. It is a relatively long-lived, social animal and is considered a keystone species in Arctic marine ecosystems.
The walrus has played a prominent role in the cultures of many indigenous Arctic peoples, who have hunted the walrus for its meat, fat, skin, tusks and bone. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the walrus was the object of heavy commercial exploitation for blubber and ivory and its numbers declined rapidly. Its global population has since rebounded, though the Atlantic and Laptev populations remain fragmented and at historically depressed levels.
The origin of the word itself has variously been attributed to combinations of the Dutch words walvis (whale) and ros (horse) or wal (shore) and reus (giant). However, the most likely origin of the word is the Old Norse hrossvalr, meaning horse-whale
which was passed in a juxtaposed form to Dutch and the North-German dialects as walros and Walross.
The now archaic English word for walrusmorseis widely supposed to have come from the Slavic. Thus (mor) in Russian, mors in Polish, also mursu in Finnish, mor in Saami, later morse in French, morsa in Spanish, mors in Romanian etc.
The compound Odobenus comes from odous (Greek for ooth) and baino (Greek for walk), based on observations of walruses using their tusks to pull themselves out of the water. The term divergens in Latin means turning apart
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Question: What is the scientific classification of a walrus?
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