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Size compared tae an average human
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Cetacea
Suborder: Odontoceti
Faimily: Phocoenidae
Genus: Phocoena
Species: P. sinus
Binomial name
Phocoena sinus
Norris & McFarland, 1958
Vaquita range

The vaquita (Phocoena sinus) is a rare species o dunter. It anely bides in the northren pairt o the Gulf o Californie. The wird "vaquita" is Spainish for little cou.[2] Syne the baiji (Lipotes vexillifer) is believed tae hae gone extinct in 2006,[3] the vaquita haes taken on the teetle o the maist endangered cetacean in the warld.[4]

Ither names include cochito, desert porpoise, Gulf o California harbor porpoise, Gulf o Californie porpoise, an gulf porpoise.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Rojas-Bracho, L., Reeves, R.R., Jaramillo-Legorreta, A. & Taylor, B.L. 2008. “”Phocoena sinus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.”” Version 2012.2. []. 2013.
  2. "Vaquita (Phocoena sinus)". Encyclopedia of Endangered Species. Volume 1. Gale. 1 February 2009. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
  3. Turvey, S.T. (2007). "First human-caused extinction of a cetacean species?". Biology Letters. 3: 537–540. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2007.0292. PMC 2391192. PMID 17686754. Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)
  4. Jaramillo-Legorreta, A. (2007). "Saving the vaquita: immediate action, not more data". Conservation Biology. 21 (6): 1653–1655. Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)