Horopeta Tsai and Fordyce 2015 (whale)

Mammalia - Mysticeti

Full reference: C.-H. Tsai and R. E. Fordyce. 2015. The Earliest Gulp-Feeding Mysticete (Cetacea: Mysticeti) from the Oligocene of New Zealand. Journal of Mammalian Evolution

Parent taxon: Mysticeti according to C.-H. Tsai and R. E. Fordyce 2015

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

Subtaxa: Horopeta umarere

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Type: Horopeta umarere

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Haughs’ Quarry (Oligocene of New Zealand)

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