Name: Meherrinia ‭(‬named after the Meherrin River‭)‬.
Phonetic: Me-her-re-ne-ah.
Named By: J.‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Geisler‭ ‬-‭ ‬2012.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Cetacea,‭ ‬Inioidea.
Species: M.‭ ‬isoni‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Piscivore‭?
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬North Carolina‭ ‬-‭ ‬Eastover Formation.
Time period: Late Miocene.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and post cranial remains.

       Meherrinia is an extinct genus of river dolphin that lived in the United States during the late Miocene.‭ ‬Study of the holotype remains has revealed that Meherrinia may be an example of a river dolphin that actually inhabited a marine environment,‭ ‬living in salt water as opposed to fresh water.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new genus and species of late Miocene inioid‭ (‬Cetacea,‭ ‬Odontoceti‭) ‬from the Meherrin River,‭ ‬North Carolina,‭ ‬U.S.A.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬32‭ (‬1‭)‬:‭ ‬198‭–‬211.‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Geisler‭ ‬-‭ ‬2012.


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