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Archaeophocaena Murakami et al. 2012 (porpoise)

Osteichthyes - Delphinoidea - Phocoenidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 247357

Full reference: M. Murakami, C. Shimada, Y. Hikida and H. Hirano. 2012. Two new extinct basal phocoenids (Cetacea, Odontoceti, Delphinoidea), from the Upper Miocene Koetoi Formation of Japan and their phylogenetic significance. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 32(5):11472-1185

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

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

Subtaxa: Archaeophocaena teshioensis

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Type: Archaeophocaena teshioensis

Ecology: aquatic piscivore