Semirostrum Racicot et al. 2014 (porpoise)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Phocoenidae

Full reference: R. A. Racicot, T. A. Deméré, B. L. Beatty and R. W. Boessenecker. 2014. Unique feeding morphology in a new prognathous extinct porpoise from the Pliocene of California. Current Biology

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

See also Berta 2017, Colpaert et al. 2015 and Racicot et al. 2014

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

Subtaxa: Semirostrum ceruttii

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Type: Semirostrum ceruttii

Ecology: aquatic piscivore


• Pliocene of United States (3: California collections)

• Miocene to Pliocene of United States (1: California)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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