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Temporal range: Miocene-recent [1]
Daan Close Up.PNG
A harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Infraorder: Cetacea
Family: Phocoenidae
Genus: Phocoena
Cuvier, 1816

Phocoena dioptrica
Phocoena phocoena
Phocoena sinus
Phocoena spinipinnis

Phocoena is a genus of porpoises with four extant species:

Image Scientific name Common name Distribution
Phocoena dioptrica Spectacled porpoise circumpolar in cool sub-Antarctic and low Antarctic waters
Daan Close Up.PNG Phocoena phocoena Harbour porpoise cooler coastal waters of the North Atlantic, North Pacific and the Black Sea
Vaquita6 Olson NOAA.jpg Phocoena sinus Vaquita northern area of the Gulf of California, or Sea of Cortez
Phocoena spinipinnis Burmeister's porpoise coast of South America


  1. ^ "Phocoena Cuvier 1816 (porpoise) Osteichthyes - Delphinoidea - Phocoenidae PaleoDB taxon number: 63542 Alternative spellings: Delphinus (Phocaena), Phocaena Synonyms: Acanthodelphis Gray 1866 (no. 102874), Australophocaena Barnes 1985 (no. 63546), Australophocoena Barnes 1985 (no. 129115), Phocaena (Acanthodelphis) Gray 1866 (no. 91956) Parent taxon: Phocoenidae according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016".

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