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
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
Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.
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