Named By: C. H. Tsai & R. E. Fordyce - 2016.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Artiodactyla, Cetacea, Mysticeti.
Species: W. waipata (type).
Diet: Filter feeder.
Known locations: New Zealand - Kokoamu Greensand.
Time period: Chattian of the Oligocene.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.
is a genus of whale
that lived in waters around New Zealand during the
- Archaic baleen whale from the Kokoamu Greensand: earbones distinguish a new late Oligocene mysticete (Cetacea: Mysticeti) from New Zealand. - Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 46(2):117-138. - C. H. Tsai & R. E. Fordyce - 2016.