Parapontoporia

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Parapontoporia
Temporal range: Late Miocene–Pliocene
Parapontoporia Piscolithax.jpg
Reconstruction of Parapontoporia pacifica (top) with the fossil porpoise Piscolithax tedfordi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Subclass: Eutheria
Order: Cetacea
Suborder: Odontoceti
Superfamily: Platanistoidea
Family: Lipotidae
Genus: Parapontoporia
species
  • P. pacifica
  • P. sternbergi
  • P. wilsoni
Skull (left), along with the skull of Semirostrum.

Parapontoporia is an extinct genus of dolphin that lived off the Californian coast from the Late Miocene until the genus' extinction during the Pliocene.[1][2]

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