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Phocoena phocoena Linnaeus 1758 (harbor porpoise)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Phocoenidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 63544

Alternative combinations: Delphinus phocaena, Delphinus phocoena, Phocaena phocaena

Synonyms: Delphinus ventricosus Lacépède 1804 (no. 91920), Phocaena americana Allen 1869 (no. 112462), Phocaena brachycium Cope 1865 (no. 112461), Phocaena communis Cuvier 1817 (no. 69782), Phocaena fuscus Kerr 1792 (no. 112459), Phocaena lineata Cope 1876 (no. 112464), Phocaena relicta Abel 1905 (no. 112465), Phocaena tuberculifera Gray 1865 (no. 102692), Phocaena vomerina Gill 1865 (no. 112460), Phocoena rondeletii Giglioli 1879 (no. 112463)

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

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

Sister taxa: Phocoena dioptrica, Phocoena sinus, Phocoena spinipinnis

Subtaxa: Delphinus phocaena albus

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Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore

Average measurements (in mm): humerus length 50.5, scapula length 85.0, skull 258.7 x 145.5

Estimated body mass: 35.7 kg based on humerus length