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Parapontoporia wilsoni Barnes 1985 (toothed whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Lipotidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 64013

Full reference: L. G. Barnes. 1985. Fossil pontoporiid dolphins (Mammalia: Cetacea) from the Pacific Coast of North America. Contributions in Science 363:1-34

Belongs to Parapontoporia according to J. H. Geisler et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Parapontoporia pacifica, Parapontoporia sternbergi

Type specimen: UCMP 83790. Its type locality is Manresa Beach, north, which is in a Tortonian coastal horizon in the Purisima Formation of California.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore