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meaning: "Squid eater"
Named By: Arthur Cruickshank and Ewan Fordyce in 2002
Time Period: Late Cretaceous, 70-69 Ma
Location: New Zealand, South Island - Katiki Formation
Size: Between 6.5 and 7 meters long
Diet: Squid, possibly fish
Fossil(s): Almost complete individual
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Sauropterygia | Plesiosaura | Plesiosauroidea | Cryptoclidia | Leptocleidia | Leptocleididae |

Kaiwhekea is an extinct genus of plesiosaur from the Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian age) of what is now New Zealand.

Read more about Kaiwhekea at Wikipedia
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