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Janjucetus hunderi Fitzgerald 2006 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Mammalodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 84035

Full reference: E. M. G. Fitzgerald. 2006. A bizarre new toothed mysticete (Cetacea) from Australia and the early evolution of baleen whales. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 1-9

Belongs to Janjucetus according to R. E. Fordyce and F. G. Marx 2018

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: NMV P216929, a skull. Its type locality is Rocky Point, which is in a Chattian shallow subtidal marl in the Jan Juc Formation of Australia.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): skull 500.0 x 312.0