Name: Fucaia.
Phonetic: Fu-ky-ah.
Named By: F.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Marx,‭ ‬C.-H.‭ ‬Tsai‭ & ‬R.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Fordyce‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Cetacea,‭ ‬Aetiocetidae.
Species: F.‭ ‬buelli,‭ ‬F.‭ ‬goedertorum.
Diet: Carnivore/filter feeder.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Canada.‭ ‬USA.
Time period: Early Oligocene.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Fucaia is a genus of aetiocetid whale known to have lived in the waters of the Pacific North-West during the early Oligocene.‭ ‬A former species of Chonecetus,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬goedertorum,‭ ‬is now reassigned as belonging to the Fucaia genus.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new Early Oligocene toothed‭ ‘‬baleen‭’ ‬whale‭ (‬Mysticeti:‭ ‬Aetiocetidae‭) ‬from western North America:‭ ‬one of the oldest and the smallest.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Royal Society Open Science‭ ‬2‭(‬12‭)‬:150476.‭ ‬-‭ ‬F.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Marx,‭ ‬C.-H.‭ ‬Tsai‭ & ‬R.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Fordyce‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.


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