Named By: G. Bianucci, G. Bosio, E. Malinverno, C. Muizon, I. M. Villa, M. Urbina & O. Lambert - 2018.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Artiodactyla, Cetacea, Squalodelphinidae.
Species: M. ukupachai (type).
Size: Roughly about 3.5 meters long.
Known locations: Peru - Chilcatay Formation.
Time period: Burdigalian of the Miocene.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and post cranial skeletal remains.
is a genus of river dolphin
that is known to have lived in waters of
Peruvian South America during the Miocene.
- A new large squalodelphinid (Cetacea, Odontoceti) from Peru sheds light on the Early Miocene platanistoid disparity and ecology. - Royal Society Open Science 5(4):172302. - G. Bianucci, G. Bosio, E. Malinverno, C. Muizon, I. M. Villa, M. Urbina & O. Lambert - 2018.