Norrisanima miocaena Kellogg 1922

Mammalia - Cetacea

Alternative combination: Megaptera miocaena

Full reference: R. Kellogg. 1922. Description of the skull of Megaptera miocaena, a fossil humpback whale from the Miocene diatomaceous earth of Lompoc, California. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 61(14):1-18

Belongs to Norrisanima according to M. S. Leslie et al. 2019

See also Abel 1938, Barnes 1977, Deméré et al. 2005, Hay 1930, Kellogg 1922, Lloyd and Slater 2018, Marx 2011, Marx and Fordyce 2015 and Tsai and Boessenecker 2017

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: USNM 10300, a skull. Its type locality is Lompoc Quarry, which is in a Tortonian basinal (siliciclastic) diatomite in the Monterey Formation of California.

Distribution:

• Miocene of Japan (1 collection), United States (1: California)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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