Waipatia maerewhenua Fordyce 1994 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Waipatiidae

Full reference: R. E. Fordyce. 1994. Waipatia maerewhenua, New Genus and New Species, Waipatiidae, New Family, an archaic late Oligocene dolphin (Cetacea: Odontoceti: Platanistoidea) from New Zealand. Contributions in Marine Mammal Paleontology Honoring Frank C. Whitmore Jr., Proceedings of the San Diego Society of Natural History 29:147-176

Belongs to Waipatia according to Y. Tanaka and R. E. Fordyce 2015

See also Fitzgerald 2010, Fordyce 1994, Fordyce and Roberts 2009, Fornasiero and Del Vavero 2014, Geisler et al. 2011 and Tanaka and Fordyce 2014

Sister taxon: Waipatia hectori

Type specimen: OU 22095, a skull. Its type locality is The Earthquakes, which is in a Duntroonian carbonate limestone in the Otekaike Limestone Formation of New Zealand.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution: found only at The Earthquakes

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