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Denebola brachycephala

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English: Comparison of the prehistoric monodontid Denebola brachycephala (top) and the pygmy sperm whale, Praekogia cedrosensis, from the Late Miocene of Baja California
Date 3 April 2012
Author Apokryltaros
Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Denebola_Praekogia.jpg

Denebola brachycephala is an extinct whale belonging to the family Monodontidae. It is the earliest known ancestor of the beluga, Delphinapterus leucas, and dates from the Upper Miocene period. A fossil was found in the Baja California peninsula, indicating that the family once existed in warmer waters. Order: Artiodactyla, Infraorder: Cetacea, Family: Monodontidae, Subfamily: Delphinapterinae, Genus: Denebola, Species: Denebola brachycephala Barnes, 1984.

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