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Pontoporia blainvillii Gervais and d'Orbigny 1844 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Pontoporiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 93950

Alternative combinations: Delphinus blainvillei, Pontoporia blainvillei, Pontoporia blainvilli, Stenodelphis blainvillei

Synonyms: Pontoporia tenuirostris Malm 1871 (no. 69674), Stenodelphis tenuirostris Malm 1871 (no. 69718)

Full reference: P. Gervais and M. A. d'Orbigny. 1844. Mammalogie. Societe Philomatique de Paris 1844:38-40

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

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Pontoporia blainvillii: MNHM unnumbered specimen, a skull (skull). Its type locality is Rio de La Plata, which is in a Holocene fluvial horizon in Uruguay.
  • Pontoporia tenuirostris:

Ecology: aquatic piscivore