Name: Diunatans ‭(‬Long time swimming‭)‬.
Phonetic: De-u-nay-tans.
Named By: M.‭ ‬Bosselaers‭ & ‬K.‭ ‬Post‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Cetacea,‭ ‬Mysticeti,‭ ‬Balaenopteridae.
Species: D.‭ ‬luctoretemergo‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore/filter feeder.
Size: Roughly estimated to have been about‭ ‬9.5‭ ‬to‭ ‬10‭ ‬meters in length.
Known locations: Netherlands‭ ‬-‭ ‬Kattendijk Formation.
Time period: Zanclean of the Pliocene.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Diunatans is a genus of rorqual whale that would have been swimming‭ ‬around in what is now the North Sea during the early Pliocene.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new fossil rorqual‭ (‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Cetacea,‭ ‬Balaenopteridae‭) ‬from the Early Pliocene of the North Sea,‭ ‬with a review of the rorqual species described by Owen and Van Beneden.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Geodiversitas‭ ‬32‭(‬2‭)‬:331-363.‭ ‬-‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Bosselaers‭ & ‬K.‭ ‬Post‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.


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