PaleoDB taxon number: 69579
Full reference: A. C. Dooley, N. C. Fraser, and Z. Luo. 2004. The earliest known member of the rorqual-gray whale clade (Mammalia, Cetacea). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 24(2):453-463
Sister taxa: none
Type specimen: VMNH 742, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Carmel Church Quarry, which is in a Langhian estuary/bay conglomerate/claystone in the Calvert Formation of Virginia.
Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder
Average measurements (in mm): humerus length 265.0, radius length 410.0
Estimated body mass: 11.2 tons based on humerus length and radius length