Herbour dunter

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Herbour dunter[1]
Size comparison against an average human
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Cetacea
Suborder: Odontoceti
Faimily: Phocoenidae
Genus: Phocoena
Species: P. phocoena
Binomial name
Phocoena phocoena
Harbour dunter range

The herbour dunter (Phocoena phocoena) is ane o sax species o porpoise. It is ane o the smawest marine mammals. As its name implies, it stays close tae coastal auries or river estuaries, an as sic, is the maist familiar porpoise tae whaul watchers. This dunter eften venturs up rivers, an haes been seen hunders o miles frae the sea. The harbour dunter mey be polytypic, wi geografically distinct populations representin distinct races: P. p. phocoena in the North Atlantic an Wast Africae, P. p. relicta in the Black Sea an Sea o Azov, an unnamed population in the northwast Paceefic an P. p. vomerina in the northeast Paceefic.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Mead, J. G.; Brownell, R. L., Jr. (2005). "Order Cetacea". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 723–743. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. Hammond, P.S., Bearzi, G., Bjørge, A., Forney, K., Karczmarski, L., Kasuya, T., Perrin, W.F., Scott, M.D., Wang, J.Y., Wells, R.S. & Wilson, B. (2008). "Phocoena phocoena". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2008. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Retrieved 7 October 2008. Cite has empty unkent parameter: |last-author-amp= (help)CS1 maint: uises authors parameter (link) CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  3. Shirihai, Hadoram and Jarrett, Brett (2006). Whales, Dolphins and Seals - A Field Guide to the Marine Mammals of the World. A&C Black Publishers. ISBN 0-7136-7037-1.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors leet (link)