Vaquita

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

The vaquita (Phocoena sinus) is a rare species o porpoise. It is endemic tae the northren pairt o the Gulf o Californie. Estimates o the nummer o individuals alive range frae 100 [2][3] tae 300.[3] The wird "vaquita" is Spainyie for little cou.[4] Syne the baiji (Lipotes vexillifer) is believed tae hae gone extinct in 2006,[5] the vaquita haes taken on the teetle o the maist endangered cetacean in the warld.[6]

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. [www.iucnredlist.org]. 2013.
  2. Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, Carwardine, 1995, ISBN 0-7513-2781-6
  3. 3.0 3.1 Aquarium Passport Book, Aquarium of the Pacific 2005
  4. "Vaquita (Phocoena sinus)". Encyclopedia of Endangered Species. Volume 1. Gale. 1 February 2009. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
  5. Turvey, S.T. (2007). "First human-caused extinction of a cetacean species?". Biology Letters. 3: 537–540. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2007.0292. PMC 2391192Freely accessible. PMID 17686754.  Unkent parameter |coauthors= ignored (help)
  6. Jaramillo-Legorreta, A. (2007). "Saving the vaquita: immediate action, not more data". Conservation Biology. 21 (6): 1653–1655.  Unkent parameter |coauthors= ignored (help)