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Phocoena sinus Norris and McFarland 1958 (Gulf of California Harbor Porpoise)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Phocoenidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 82072

Full reference: K. S. Norris and W. N. McFarland. 1958. A new harbor porpoise of the genus Phocoena from the Gulf of California. Journal of Mammalogy 39(1):22-39

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

Sister taxa: Phocoena dioptrica, Phocoena phocoena, Phocoena spinipinnis

Type specimen: UC MVZ 120933, a skull. Its type locality is Punta San Felipe, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in Mexico.

Ecology: scansorial piscivore

Average measurements (in mm): humerus length 52.2, scapula length 88.0, skull 211.0 x 134.5

Estimated body mass: 39.8 kg based on humerus length