Name: Horopeta.
Phonetic: Ho-ro-pet-ah.
Named By: C.-H.‭ ‬Tsai‭ & ‬R.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Fordyce‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Cetacea.
Species: H.‭ ‬umarere‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Filter feeder.
Size: Unknown.
Known locations: New Zealand‭ ‬-‭ ‬Kokoamu Greensand.
Time period: Chattian of the Oligocence.
Fossil representation: Partial remains of a juvenile.

       Horopeta is a‭ ‬genus of whale that lived in the waters around New Zealand during the Oligocene.

Further reading
-‭ ‬The Earliest Gulp-Feeding Mysticete‭ (‬Cetacea:‭ ‬Mysticeti‭) ‬from the Oligocene of New Zealand.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Mammalian Evolution.‭ ‬-‭ ‬C.-H.‭ ‬Tsai‭ & ‬R.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Fordyce‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.


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