Name: Morawanocetus ‭(‬Morawan whale‭ ‬-‭ ‬after the Morawan Formation‭)‬.
Phonetic: Mor-ah-wan-o-see-tuss.
Named By: L.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Barnes,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Kimura,‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Furusawa‭ & ‬H.‭ ‬Sawamura‭ ‬-‭ ‬1995.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Cetacea,‭ ‬Aetiocetidae.
Species: M.‭ ‬yabukii‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore.
Size: Uncertain.
Known locations: Japan‭ ‬-‭ ‬Morawan Formation.‭ ‬USA,‭ ‬California.
Time period: Chattian of the Oligocene.
Fossil representation: Partial skull,‭ ‬dentary,‭ ‬as well as some partial post cranial remains of several individuals.

       Morawanocetus is a‭ ‬genus of whale that is known to have lived‭ ‬in the waters around what is now Japan as well as California in the USA during the Oligocene.‭ ‬These discoveries indicate that Morawanocetus was widespread across the Pacific Ocean.‭ ‬As a member of the Aetiocetidae,‭ ‬Morawanocetus,‭ ‬would have been a relative of such genera as,‭ ‬Aetiocetus,‭ ‬Willungacetus,‭ ‬Chonecetus and Ashorocetus.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Classification and distribution of Oligocene Aetiocetidae‭ (‬Mammalia‭; ‬Cetacea‭; ‬Mysticeti‭) ‬from western North America and Japan.‭ ‬-‭ ‬The Island Arc‭ ‬3‭ (‬4‭)‬:‭ ‬392‭–‬431.‭ ‬-‭ ‬L.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Barnes,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Kimura,‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Furusawa‭ & ‬H.‭ ‬Sawamura‭ ‬-‭ ‬1995.


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