Name: Tokarahia.
Phonetic: Tok-ah-rah-e-ah.
Named By: R.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Boessenecker‭ & ‬R.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Fordyce‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Cetacea,‭ ‬Mysticeti,‭ ‬Eomysticetidae.
Species: T.‭ ‬kauaeroa‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬lophocephalus.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Unavailable.
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.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.


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