Organization and characteristics of the major histocompatibility complex class II region in the Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis)

Ruan, Rui; Ruan, Jue; Wan, Xiao-Ling; Zheng, Yang; Chen, Min-Min; Zheng, Jin-Song; Wang, Ding
Scientific Reports (2016)

Little is known about the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) in the genome of Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis) (YFP) or other cetaceans. In this study, a high quality YFP…


Two new extinct basal phocoenids (Cetacea, Odontoceti, Delphinoidea), from the upper Miocene Koetoi Formation of Japan and their phylogenetic significance

Murakami, Mizuki; Shimada, Chieko; Hikida, Yoshinori; Hirano, Hiromichi
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology (2012)

Two new extinct porpoises—Archaeophocaena teshioensis, gen. et sp. nov., and Miophocaena nishinoi, gen. et sp. nov.—are described from the upper Miocene Koetoi Formation (5.5–6.4 Ma) of Hokkaido, Northern Japan. The…


Evolution, taxonomy and antitropical distributions of the porpoises (Phocoenidae, Mammalia)

Barnes, Lawrence G.
Marine Mammal Sci (1985)

True porpoises are a morphologically distinctive and evolutionarily old group of odontocete cetaceans classified as the family Phocoenidae. They are distinct from members of the family Delphinidae, with which they…


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,…


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…


Phylogeography of the finless porpoise (genus Neophocaena): testing the stepwise divergence hypothesis in the northwestern Pacific

Lin, Wenzhi; Frère, Céline H.; Karczmarski, Leszek; Xia, Jia; Gui, Duan; Wu, Yuping
Scientific Reports (2014)

We used 344 mitochondrial control region (717 bp) sequences from the finless porpoise (genus Neophocaena) from the northwestern Pacific to investigate the extent and manner in which past climatic oscillations may…