Yamatocetus Okazaki 2012 (whale)

Mammalia - Mysticeti - Eomysticetidae

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. E. Fordyce and F. G. Marx 2018

See also Berta 2017, Boessenecker and Fordyce 2015, Boessenecker and Fordyce 2017, Fordyce and Marx 2016, Marx and Fordyce 2015, Marx et al. 2016 and Okazaki 2012

Sister taxa: Eomysticetus, Matapa, Matapanui, Micromysticetus, Tokarahia

Subtaxa: Yamatocetus canaliculatus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Japan (1 collection), New Zealand (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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