Joumocetus

Name: Joumocetus ‭(‬Joumo whale‭)‬.
Phonetic: Joo-mo-see-tuss.
Named By: T.‭ ‬Kimura‭ & ‬Y.‭ ‬Hasegawa‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Cetacea,‭ ‬Mysticeti,‭ ‬Cetotheriidae.
Species: J.‭ ‬shimizui‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore/filter feeder.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Japan,‭ ‬Gunma Prefecture‭ ‬-‭ ‬Haraichi Formation.
Time period: Serravallian of the Miocene.
Fossil representation: Skull.

       Joumocetus is a genus of whale that is known to have lived in the Pacific waters of what is now Japan during the Miocene.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new baleen whale‭ (‬Mysticeti:‭ ‬Cetotheriidae‭) ‬from the earliest late Miocene of Japan and a reconsideration of the phylogeny of cetotheres.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬30‭(‬2‭)‬:577-591.‭ ‬-‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Kimura‭ & ‬Y.‭ ‬Hasegawa‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.



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