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Phocoenoides dalli True 1885 (porpoise)

Osteichthyes - Delphinoidea - Phocoenidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 63554

Alternative combinations: Phocaena dalli, Phocoena dalli

Synonym: Phocoenoides truei Andrews 1911 (taxon 112497)

Belongs to Phocoenoides according to L. Fajardo-Mellor et al. 2006

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Phocoenoides dalli: USNM 21762, a skull. Its type locality is Adak Island strait, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in Alaska.
  • Phocoenoides truei:

Ecology: aquatic piscivore

Average measurements (in mm): humerus length 59.4, scapula length 146.6

Estimated body mass: 60.2 kg based on humerus length