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

Mammalia - Cetacea - Pontoporiidae

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

Synonyms: Pontoporia tenuirostris Malm 1871, Stenodelphis tenuirostris Malm 1871

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

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Ameghino 1889, Bergqvist et al. 1999, Gervais and d'Orbigny 1844, Gray 1846, Gray 1850, Gray 1866, Gray 1868, Hershkovitz 1961, Hershkovitz 1966, Mead and Brownell 2005, Moreno 1888, Rice 1998, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Turner 1912, Uhen et al. 2008 and Van Beneden and Gervais 1880

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


• Quaternary of Brazil (4 collections), Uruguay (1)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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