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Toipahautea waitaki Tsai and Fordyce 2018

PaleoDB taxon number: 368861

Full reference: C.-H. Tsai and R. E. Fordyce. 2018. A new archaic baleen whale Toipahautea waitaki (early Late Oligocene, New Zealand) and the origins of crown Mysticeti. Royal Society Open Science 5(4):172453

Belongs to Toipahautea according to C.-H. Tsai and R. E. Fordyce 2018

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: OU 21981, a partial skeleton (disarticulated partial skull (parts of the maxillae and premaxillae, left nasal, frontals, squamosals, exoccipitals, basioccipital and supraoccipital), incomple). Its type locality is Haughs’ Quarry, which is in a Duntroonian offshore shelf lime mudstone in the Otekaike Limestone Formation of New Zealand.