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Whakakai Tsai and Fordyce 2016 (whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 341675

Full reference: C. H. Tsai and R. E. Fordyce. 2016. Archaic baleen whale from the Kokoamu Greensand: earbones distinguish a new late Oligocene mysticete (Cetacea: Mysticeti) from New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 46(2):117-138

Parent taxon: Chaeomysticeti according to C. H. Tsai and R. E. Fordyce 2016

Sister taxa: Balaenidae, Balaenomorpha, Cetotheriidae, Cetotheriopsidae, Cetotheriopsis, Cetotherium incertum, Cetotherium klinderi, Cetotherium pusillum, Eomysticetidae, Eomysticetoidea, Halicetus, Megapteropsis, Piscocetus, Plicogulae, Sitsqwayk, Thalassotherii, Tlaxcallicetus

Subtaxa: Whakakai waipata

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Type: Whakakai waipata

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder