Taikicetus Tanaka et al. 2018 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea

Full reference: Y. Tanaka, T. Ando, and H. Sawamura. 2018. A new species of Middle Miocene baleen whale from the Nupinai Group, Hikatagawa Formation of Hokkaido, Japan. PeerJ 6:e4934

Parent taxon: Mysticeti according to Y. Tanaka et al. 2018

Sister taxa: Aetiocetidae, Aetiocetoidea, Amphitera, Aulocetus calaritanus, Aulocetus lovisati, Balaena cortesii, Borealodon, Burtinopsis, Cetotheriomorphus, Chaeomysticeti, Coronodon, Crenaticeti, Eschrichtioidea, Eschrichtius expansus, Eschrichtius leptocentrus, Eschrichtius pusillus, Horopeta, Llanocetidae, Maiabalaena, Mammalodontidae, Mauicetus brevicollis, Mesoteras, Mesoteras kerrianus, Metasqualodon, Mioceta, Mystacodontidae, Probalaena, Pterobalaenidae, Rhegnopsis, Siphonocetus, Squalodon serratus, Toipahautea, Tretulias, Tretulias buccatus, Ulias

Subtaxa: Taikicetus inouei

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Type: Taikicetus inouei

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Taiki (Miocene to Miocene of Japan)

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