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Phocoena spinipinnis Burmeister 1865 (porpoise)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Phocoenidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 82073

Alternative combinations: Acanthodelphis spinipennis, Acanthodelphis spinipinnis, Phocaena spinipennis, Phocaena spinipinnis

Synonyms: Phocaena philippi Philippi 1893 (no. 146484), Phocaena philippii Philippi 1893 (no. 112487)

Belongs to Phocoena according to W. Colpaert et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Phocoena dioptrica, Phocoena phocoena, Phocoena sinus

Type specimens:

  • Phocoena spinipinnis: Buenos Aires Museum, a skull (skull & skin). Its type locality is Rio de La Plata, which is in a Holocene fluvial horizon in Uruguay.
  • Phocaena philippii:

Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore

Average measurements (in mm): skull 283.8 x 157.7