Laptev Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus laptevi)
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Laptev Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus laptevi) – one of the three independent subspecies of walruses of the pinnipeds genus (Pinnipedia). The area of habitation is the Laptev and East Siberian Seas. Coastal pastures are located on the islands of Peschanyi, East Taymyr, in the Lena Delta, and on the New Siberian Islands. The population of L.W. in the Laptev Sea is approx. 2,300 animals. This subspecies is listed in the Red Data Book of the Russian Federation. Its independence as a subspecies is questioned by many researchers.
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