Pontoporia Gray 1846 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Pontoporiidae

Synonym: Stenodelphis d'Orbigny and Gervais 1847

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1846. On the cetaceous animals. The zoology of the voyage of H. M. S. Erebus and Terror, under the command of Capt. Sir J. C. Ross, R. N., F. R. S., during the years 1839 to 1843 1 & 2:1-53

Parent taxon: Pontoporiidae according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016

See also Abel 1905, Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Ameghino 1889, Barnes 1985, Bergqvist et al. 1999, Berta 2017, Cope 1890, Cozzuol 1985, Cozzuol 2010, de Muizon 1988, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Fraser and Purves 1960, Geisler et al. 2012, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Gill 1871, Gill 1872, Gray 1846, Gray 1850, Gray 1863, Gray 1866, Gray 1868, Gray 1870, Hay 1930, Hershkovitz 1961, Hershkovitz 1966, Kasuya 1973, Kellogg 1928, McKenna and Bell 1997, Mead and Brownell 2005, Miller 1923, Muizon 1984, Palmer 1904, Rice 1998, Rovereto 1915, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Sepkoski 2002, Simpson 1945, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Turner 1912, Uhen et al. 2008, Whitmore and Kaltenbach 2008 and Zittel 1925

Sister taxa: Auroracetus, Brachydelphininae, Brachydelphis, Lipotinae, Piscorhynchus, Pliopontos, Pontistes, Pontoporiinae, Protophocaena, Scaldiporia, Stenasodelphis

Subtaxa: Pontoporia blainvillii

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Ecology: aquatic piscivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (5 collections), Uruguay (1)

• Pliocene of Mexico (1), United States (1: North Carolina)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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