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Pterophocaena Murakami et al. 2012 (porpoise)

Osteichthyes - Delphinoidea - Phocoenidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 247355

Full reference: M. Murakami, C. Shimada, Y. Hikida and H. Hirano. 2012. A new basal porpoise, Pterophocaena nishinoi (Cetacea, Odontoceti, Delphinoidea), from the Upper Miocene of Japan and its phylogenetic relationships. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 32(5):1157-1171

Parent taxon: Phocoenidae according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Archaeophocaena, Australithax, Brabocetus, Haborophocoena, Lomacetus, Loxolithax, Miophocaena, Neophocaena, Numataphocoena, Phocoena, Phocoeninae, Phocoenoides, Phocoenoidinae, Piscolithax, Salumiphocaena, Semirostrum, Septemtriocetus

Subtaxa: Pterophocaena nishinoi

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Type: Pterophocaena nishinoi

Ecology: aquatic piscivore