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Yamatocetus Okazaki 2012 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Mysticeti - Eomysticetidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 247311

Full reference: Y. Okazaki. 2012. A new mysticete form the upper Oligocene Ashiya Group, Kyushu, Japan and its significance to mysticete evolution. Bulletin of the Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History and Human History Series A (Natural History) 10:129-152

Parent taxon: Eomysticetidae according to R. W. Boessenecker and R. E. Fordyce 2016

Sister taxa: Eomysticetus, Micromysticetus, Tohoraata, Tokarahia, Waharoa

Subtaxa: Yamatocetus canaliculatus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder