Functional morphology of the hyolaryngeal complex of the harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena): Implications for its role in sound production and respiration

Huggenberger, Stefan; Rauschmann, Michael A.; Oelschläger, Helmut H. A.
Anatomical Record (2008)

In several publications, it was shown that echolocation sound generation in the nasal (epicranial) complex of toothed whales (Odontoceti) is pneumatically driven. Modern hypotheses consider the larynx and its surrounding…


Morphological and genetic differentiation of the Black Sea harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena

Viaud-Martínez, K. A.; Martínez Vergara, M.; Gol'din, P. E.; Ridoux, V.; Öztürk, A. A.; Öztürk, B.; Rosel, P. E.; Frantzis, A.; Komnenou, A.; Bohonak, A. J.
Marine Ecology Progress Series (2007)

The ecological and conservation status of the geographically isolated Black Sea harbour porpoise is currently unknown. Although it has been suggested that Black Sea harbour porpoises are distinct from other…


Variação geográfica do boto-de-Burmeister, Phocoena spinipinnis (Burmeister, 1865) (Cetacea: Phocoenidae) nas costas Atlântica e Pacífica da América do Sul

Molina-Schiller, Daniza
Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (2006)

"Geographic variation of Burmeister's porpoise, Phocoena spinipinnis (Burmeister, 1865) (Cetacea: Phocoenidae), on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of South America" (Thesis content in English) A total of 142 skulls from…


Timing of epiphyseal development in the flipper skeleton of the harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) as an indicator of paedomorphosis

Galatius, Anders; Andersen, Mai-Britt Elin Rindom; Haugan, Birgitte; Langhoff, Heidi Elisabeth; Jespersen, Åse
Acta Zoologica (2006)

Epiphyseal development was investigated on X-rays of flippers from 158 harbour porpoises from Danish waters. Development followed a proximodistal pattern similar to what is known in other cetacean species. Ossification…


The spectacled porpoise (Phocoena dioptrica) in Antarctic waters

SEKIGUCHI, KEIKO; OLAVARRÍA, CARLOS; MORSE, LAURA; OLSON, PAULA; ENSOR, PAUL; MATSUOKA, KOJI; PITMAN, ROBERT; FINDLAY, KEN; GORTER, UKO
Journal of Cetacean Research and Management (2006)

Most knowledge on the biology and ecology of the spectacled porpoise (Phocoena dioptrica) has been obtained from stranded specimens, with less than fifteen confirmed sightings in the sea. Published photographs…