Name: Incakujira.
Phonetic: In-cah-ku-je-rah.
Named By: F.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Marx‭ & ‬N.‭ ‬Kohno‭ ‬-‭ ‬2016.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Artiodactyla,‭ ‬Cetacea,‭ ‬Balaenopteridae.
Species: I.‭ ‬anillodefuego‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Piscivore‭?
Size: ‭At least 7 to 8 meters long.
Known locations: Peru‭ ‬-‭ ‬Pisco Formation.
Time period: Late Miocene.
Fossil representation: Skull and post cranial skeleton.

       Incakujira is a genus of rorqual whale known to have lived in the waters around South America during the Miocene.‭ ‬As a filter feeder,‭ ‬Incakujira probably filtered out small crustaceans such as krill from the sea water as it swam.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new Miocene baleen whale from the Peruvian desert.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Royal Society Open Science‭ ‬3‭(‬10‭)‬:160542.‭ ‬-‭ ‬F.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Marx‭ & ‬N.‭ ‬Kohno‭ ‬-‭ ‬2016.


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