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Family Phocoenidae Gray 1825 (porpoise)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 53269

Alternative spellings: Phocaenidae, Phocaenina, Phocaenini

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1825. An outline of an attempt at the disposition of Mammalia into Tribes and Families, with a list of genera apparently appertaining to each Tribe. Annals of Philosophy, new series 10:337-344

Parent taxon: Delphinoidea according to Y. Tanaka and H. Ichishima 2016

Sister taxa: Albireonidae, Delphinidae, Eurhinodelphis pacificus, Monodontidae, Odobenocetopsidae, Palaeophocaena, Prionodelphis, Protodelphinus, Sinanodelphis

Subtaxa: Archaeophocaena, Australithax, Brabocetus, Haborophocoena, Lomacetus, Loxolithax, Miophocaena, Neophocaena, Numataphocoena, Phocoena, Phocoeninae, Phocoenoides, Phocoenoidinae, Piscolithax, Pterophocaena, Salumiphocaena, Semirostrum, Septemtriocetus

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Ecology: scansorial piscivore