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Phocoena dioptrica Lahille 1912 (spectacled porpoise)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Phocoenidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 63545

Alternative combinations: Australophocaena dioptrica, Phocaena dioptrica

Synonym: Phocaena stornii Marelli 1922 (taxon 112466)

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

Sister taxa: Phocoena phocoena, Phocoena sinus, Phocoena spinipinnis

Type specimens:

  • Phocoena dioptrica: Its type locality is Rio de La Plata, which is in a Holocene fluvial horizon in Uruguay
  • Phocaena stornii:

Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore

Average measurements (in mm): skull 288.0 x 168.0