Name: Taikicetus.
Phonetic: Ty-ke-se-tus.
Named By: Y.‭ ‬Tanaka,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Ando‭ & ‬H.‭ ‬Sawamura‭ ‬-‭ ‬2018.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Artiodactyla,‭ ‬Cetacea,‭ ‬Mysticeti.
Species: T.‭ ‬inouei‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Filter feeder.
Size: Unknown.
Known locations: Japan‭ ‬-‭ ‬Hikatagawa Formation.
Time period: Miocene.
Fossil representation: Partial skull.

       Taikicetus is a genus of baleen whale that lived in waters around Japan during the Miocene.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new species of Middle Miocene baleen whale from the Nupinai Group,‭ ‬Hikatagawa Formation of Hokkaido,‭ ‬Japan.‭ ‬-‭ ‬PeerJ‭ ‬6:e4934.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Y.‭ ‬Tanaka,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Ando‭ & ‬H.‭ ‬Sawamura‭ ‬-‭ ‬2018.


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