Named By: R. W. Boessenecker & R. E. Fordyce - 2015.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Cetacea, Eomysticetidae.
Species: W. ruwhenua.
Diet: Filter feeder.
Size: Skull about 2 meters long.
Known locations: New Zealand.
Time period: Oligocene.
Fossil representation: Partial remains of several individuals.
is a genus of whale
known to have lived in the waters around new
Zealand during the Oligocene.
- Anatomy, feeding ecology, and ontogeny of a transitional baleen whale: a new genus and species of Eomysticetidae (Mammalia: Cetacea) from the Oligocene of New Zealand. - PeerJ 3:e1129. - R. W. Boessenecker & R. E. Fordyce - 2015.