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.
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.
- 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.