Name: Tohoraata.
Phonetic: To-ho-rah-tah.
Named By: R.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Boessenecker‭ & ‬R.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Fordyce‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.
Synonyms: Mauicetus waitakiensis.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Cetacea,‭ ‬Mysticeti,‭ ‬Eomysticetidae.
Species: T.‭ ‬raekohao‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬waitakiensis.
Diet: Carnivore/filter feeder.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: New Zealand‭ ‬-‭ ‬Kokoamu Greensand Formation,‭ ‬Otekaike Limestone Formation.
Time period: Chattian of the Oligocene.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and post cranial remains of a few individuals.

       Tohoraata is a genus of whale that lived in the waters around New Zealand during the Oligocene.‭ ‬A former species of Mauicetus,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬waitakiensis,‭ ‬has now been named as a second species of Tohoraata.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new eomysticetid‭ (‬Mammalia:‭ ‬Cetacea‭) ‬from the Late Oligocene of New Zealand and re-evaluation of‭ '‬Mauicetus‭' ‬waitakiensis.‭ ‬-‭ ‬R.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Boessenecker‭ & ‬R.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Fordyce‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.


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