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Parietobalaena yamaokai Otsuka and Ota 2008 (whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 123008

Full reference: H. Otsuka and Y. Ota. 2008. Cetotheres from the early Middle Miocene Bihoku Group in Shobara District, Hiroshima Prefecture, West Japan. Miscellaneous Reports of the Hiwa Museum for Natural History 49(2):1-66

Belongs to Parietobalaena according to F. G. Marx and R. E. Fordyce 2015

Sister taxa: Parietobalaena affinis, Parietobalaena campiniana, Parietobalaena laxata, Parietobalaena palmeri, Parietobalaena securis

Type specimen: HMN-F00022, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Monde-cho, which is in a Burdigalian estuary/bay sandstone/limestone in the Itahashi Formation of Japan.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder