(Long time swimming).
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.
- 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.