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Whakakai waipata Tsai and Fordyce 2016 (whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 341677

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

Belongs to Whakakai according to C. H. Tsai and R. E. Fordyce 2016

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: OU 21927, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is The Earthquakes (Kokoamu Greensand), which is in a Duntroonian marine siltstone in the Kokoamu Greensand Formation of New Zealand.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder