Named By: F. G. Marx & N. Kohno - 2016.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Artiodactyla, Cetacea, Balaenopteridae.
Species: I. anillodefuego (type).
Size: At least 7 to 8 meters long.
Known locations: Peru - Pisco Formation.
Time period: Late Miocene.
Fossil representation: Skull and post cranial skeleton.
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.
- A new Miocene baleen whale from the Peruvian desert. - Royal Society Open Science 3(10):160542. - F. G. Marx & N. Kohno - 2016.