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SPECIES Phocoena dioptrica

Author:Lahille, 1912.
Citation:Ann. Mus. Nat. Hist., Buenos Aires, 23: 269.
Common Name:Spectacled Porpoise
Type Locality:Argentina, Buenos Aires, "capturado en Punta Colares, cerca de Quilmes".
Distribution:Southern hemisphere: cold-temperate waters; Uruguay, Argentina; Falkland, South Georgia, Heard, Macquarie and the Auckland Isls, perhaps Kerguelen Isls. Perhaps circumpolar, see Baker (1977).
Status:CITES Appendix II; IUCN Data Deficient.
Comments:Reviewed by Brownell (1975a, Mammalian Species, 66). Barnes (1985) proposed Australophocoena to house this species, but Rosel et al. (1995) did not find the generic separation warranted. Phocaena obtusata is synonymous with Cephalorhynchus eutropia. See Goodall et al. (1988).
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    stornii Marelli, 1922

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