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†family Waipatiidae Fordyce 1994 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 53260

Full reference: R. E. Fordyce. 1994. Waipatia maerewhenua, New Genus and New Species, Waipatiidae, New Family, an archaic late Oligocene dolphin (Cetacea: Odontoceti: Platanistoidea) from New Zealand. Proceedings of the San Diego Society of Natural History 29:147-176

Parent taxon: Platanistoidea according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Allodelphinidae, Aondelphis, Awamokoa, Dalpiazinidae, Platanidelphidi, Platanistidae, Prosqualodontidae, Squalodelphinidae, Squalodontidae, Urkudelphis

Subtaxa: Otekaikea, Papahu, Waipatia

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore