PaleoDB taxon number: 63588
Full reference: W. R. B. Oliver. 1937. Tasmacetus shepherdi: A new genus and species of beaked whale from New Zealand. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, Series B 107(3):371-382
Sister taxa: none
Type specimen: Wonganui Museum, New Zealand, a skeleton (skull and skeleton). Its type locality is Ohawe Beach, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in New Zealand.
Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore
Average measurements (in mm): skull length 1148.0