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 e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Infraorder: Cetacea
Family: Lipotidae
Genus: Parapontoporia
Barnes (1984)
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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