Isanacetus Kimura and Ozawa 2002 (whale)

Mammalia - Balaenopteroidea

Full reference: T. Kimura and T. Ozawa. 2002. A new cetothere (Cetacea: Mysticeti) from the early Miocene of Japan. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 22(3):684-702

Parent taxon: Balaenopteroidea according to F. G. Marx and R. E. Fordyce 2015

See also Berta 2017, Bisconti et al. 2013, Boessenecker and Fordyce 2015, Kimura and Ozawa 2002 and Steeman 2007

Sister taxa: Aglaocetus, Amphicetus, Diorocetus, Eschrichtiidae, Mauicetus, Pelocetus, Physalidae, Thinocetus, Tiphyocetus, Uranocetus

Subtaxa: Isanacetus laticephalus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of Japan (2 collections), New Zealand (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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