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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhocoena sinus Norris & McFarland, 1958 
AphiaID: 343897

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapoda (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMammalia (Class) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTheria (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCetartiodactyla (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCetancodonta (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCetacea (Infraorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOdontoceti (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhocoenidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhocoena (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhocoena sinus (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhocoena G. Cuvier, 1816
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhocoena sinus Norris & McFarland, 1958
Sources  original description Norris, K. S. and W. N. McFarland. (1958). A new harbor porpoise of the genus Phocoena from the Gulf of California. Journal of Mammalogy 39:22--39. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorvaquitaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of California harbor porpoise  [details]
French Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorvaquitaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editormarsouin du golfe de Californie  [details]
Japanese Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorkogashira nezumi iruka  [details]
Russian Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorkaliforniyskaya morskaya svinya  [details]
Spanish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorvaquita marinaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorvaquitaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editormarsopa de Golfo de CaliforniaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorcochito  [details]
Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
Sea of Cortez
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of California [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (31 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (17 nucleotides; 15 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype Skull in Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, California, U.S.A., no. 120933, collected March 18, 1950 by Kenneth S. Norris. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIUCN Red List Category Critically Endangered (CR) [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Northeast shore of Punta San Felipe, Baja California Norte, Gulf of California (Mar de Cortez), Mexico. [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat coastal [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Vaquita (<i>Phocoena sinus</i>) in the Gulf of California, Mexico
Vaquita (Phocoena sinu...
Vaquita (<i>Phocoena sinus</i>) in the Gulf of California, Mexico.  Note large triangular dorsal fin, unlike that of other porpoises.
Vaquita (Phocoena sinu...
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:343897
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2008-04-11 11:37:23Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2008-08-20 11:25:36Z  checked  Perrin, William
  
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  Citation: Perrin, W. (2015). Phocoena sinus. In: Perrin, W.F. (2015) World Cetacea Database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=343897 on 2016-08-30
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