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Parapontoporia pacifica Barnes 1984 (toothed whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Lipotidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 62910

Full reference: L. G. Barnes. 1984. Fossil odontocetes (Mammalia: Cetacea) from the Almejas Formation, Isla Cedros, Mexico. PaleoBios 42:1-46

Belongs to Parapontoporia according to L. G. Barnes 1984

Sister taxa: Parapontoporia sternbergi, Parapontoporia wilsoni

Type specimen: UCR 21244, a skull. Its type locality is Locality 11, which is in a Messinian coastal horizon in the Almejas Formation of Mexico.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore