The phylogenetic relationships and biogeography of true porpoises (Mammalia: Phocoenidae) based on morphological data

Fajardo-Mellor, Liliana; Berta, Annalisa; Brownell, Robert L.; Boy, Claudia C.; Goodall, R. Natalie P.
Marine Mammal Sci (2006)

Prior studies of phylogenetic relationships among phocoenids based on morphology and molecular sequence data conflict and yield unresolved relationships among species. This study evaluates a comprehensive set of cranial, postcranial,…


Phylogeography, intraspecific structure and sex-biased dispersal of Dall’s porpoise, Phocoenoides dalli , revealed by mitochondrial and microsatellite DNA analyses

Escorza-Treviño, S.; Dizon, A. E.
Molecular Ecology (2000)

Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) control-region sequences and microsatellite loci length polymorphisms were used to estimate phylogeographical patterns (historical patterns underlying contemporary distribution), intraspecific population structure and gender-biased dispersal of Phocoenoides dalli…


Revision of the taxonomy of finless porpoises (genus Neophocaena): the existence of two species

Jefferson, Thomas A.; Wang, John Y.
Journal of Marine Animals and Their Ecology (2011)

Due to extensive morphological variation and inadequately-sampled or poorly-designed studies, the taxonomy of the finless porpoises (genus Neophocaena) has been controversial for some time. An uneasy stability with the arrangement…