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Kekenodon onamata Hector 1881 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 63137

Alternative combinations: Kekenodon omata, Kekenodon onomata, Kenodon onamata

Full reference: J. Hector. 1881. Notes on New Zealand Cetacea, recent and fossil. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 13:434-437

Belongs to Kekenodon according to M. Martínez-Cáceres et al. 2017

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: DM Ma. 69, a mandible (lower jaw and teeth). Its type locality is Wharekuri Creek, which is in a Duntroonian offshore shelf horizon in the Kokoamu Greensand Formation of New Zealand.

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser