Mammalodon hakataramea Fordyce and Marx 2016 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Mammalodontidae

Full reference: R. E. Fordyce and F. G. Marx. 2016. Mysticetes baring their teeth: a new fossil whale, Mammalodon hakataramea, from the Southwest Paci c. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 74:107-116

Belongs to Mammalodon according to R. E. Fordyce and F. G. Marx 2018

See also Fordyce and Marx 2016 and Tsai and Kohno 2017

Sister taxon: Mammalodon colliveri

Type specimen: OU 22026, a partial skull (dorsal part of braincase, comprising much of the supraoccipital and parts of the parietals and squamosals, preserved with the original dorsal surface down, and ). Its type locality is Haughs Quarry [Kokoamu Greensand], which is in a Duntroonian marine sandstone/limestone in the Kokoamu Greensand Formation of New Zealand.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Haughs Quarry [Kokoamu Greensand]

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