PaleoDB taxon number: 88809
Alternative combinations: Naganocetus shigensis, Scaldicetus shigensis
Full reference: K. Hirota and L. G. Barnes. 1995. A new species of Middle Miocene sperm whale of the genus Scaldicetus (Cetacea; Physeteridae) from Shiga-mura, Japan. The Island Arc 3:453-472
Sister taxa: none
Type specimen: SFM-00001, a skeleton. Its type locality is Hofuku-ji River, which is in a Langhian marine horizon in the Bessho Formation of Japan.
Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser