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Family Phocoenidae Gray 1825 (porpoise)

Osteichthyes - Delphinoidea

Alternative spellings: Phocaenidae, Phocaenina, Phocaenini

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1825. Annals of Philosophy, new series. An outline of an attempt at the disposition of Mammalia into Tribes and Families, with a list of genera apparently appertaining to each Tribe 337-344

Parent taxon: Delphinoidea according to M. Murakami et al. 2012

Sister taxa: Albireonidae, Delphinavus, Delphinidae, Graamocetus, Kentriodontidae, Lamprolithax, Miodelphis, Monodontidae, Nannolithax, Odobenocetopsidae, Oedolithax, Palaeophocaena, Platylithax, Protodelphinus, Sinanodelphis

Subtaxa: Archaeophocaena, Australophocaena, Haborophocoena, Loxolithax, Miophocaena, Neophocaena, Numataphocoena, Phocoena, Phocoeninae, Phocoenoides, Phocoenoidinae, Piscolithax, Pterophocaena, Salumniphocaena, Semirostrum, Septemtriocetus

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Ecology: aquatic piscivore