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Awamokoa tokarahi Tanaka and Fordyce 2016 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 345859

Full reference: Y. Tanaka and R. E. Fordyce. 2016. Awamokoa tokarahi, a new basal dolphin in the Platanistoidea (late Oligocene, New Zealand). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology

Belongs to Awamokoa according to Y. Tanaka and R. E. Fordyce 2016

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: OU 22125, a partial skeleton (fragmentary skull, right periotic and both tympanic bullae, incomplete man- dibles, 14 isolated teeth, atlas, axis, a cervical vertebra, a thoracic vertebra, se). Its type locality is Tokarahi Cliff, which is in a Duntroonian marine sandstone in the Kokoamu Greensand Formation of New Zealand.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore