Name: Waharoa.
Phonetic: Wa-ha-ro-ah.
Named By: R.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Boessenecker‭ & ‬R.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Fordyce‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Cetacea,‭ ‬Eomysticetidae.
Species: W.‭ ‬ruwhenua.
Diet: Filter feeder.
Size: Skull about‭ ‬2‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: New Zealand.
Time period: Oligocene.
Fossil representation: Partial remains of several individuals.

       Waharoa is a genus of whale known to‭ ‬have lived in the waters around new Zealand during the Oligocene.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Anatomy,‭ ‬feeding ecology,‭ ‬and ontogeny of a transitional baleen whale:‭ ‬a new genus and species of Eomysticetidae‭ (‬Mammalia:‭ ‬Cetacea‭) ‬from the Oligocene of New Zealand.‭ ‬-‭ ‬PeerJ‭ ‬3:e1129.‭ ‬-‭ ‬R.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Boessenecker‭ & ‬R.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Fordyce‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.


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