Named By: R. W. Boessenecker & R. E. Fordyce - 2015.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Cetacea, Mysticeti, Eomysticetidae.
Species: T. kauaeroa (type), T. lophocephalus.
Known locations: New Zealand - Kokoamu Greensand Formation.
Time period: Oligocene.
Fossil representation: Partial remains of a few individuals.
Tokarahia is a genus of whale that lived in the waters around New Zealand during the Oligocene.
- A new genus and species of eomysticetid (Cetacea: Mysticeti) and a reinterpretation of ‘Mauicetus’ lophocephalus Marples, 1956: Transitional baleen whales from the upper Oligocene of New Zealand. - Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. - R. W. Boessenecker & R. E. Fordyce - 2015.