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Tangaroasaurus Benham 1935 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Squalodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 42940

Alternative spelling: Tangarasaurus

Full reference: W. B. Benham. 1935. A reptilian jaw from Kakanui, South Island, New Zealand. Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand 65:232-238

Parent taxon: Squalodontidae according to M. E. Ortega and R. E. Fordyce 2009

Sister taxa: Austrosqualodon, Eosqualodon, Pachyodon, Phoberodon, Portheodon, Prosqualodon hamiltoni, Squalodon, Squalodon andrewi, Squalodontinae, Zeuglodon vredense

Subtaxa: Tangaroasaurus kakanuiensis

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore