|Named By:||J. Hector in 1881|
|Time Period:||Chattian of the Oligocene|
|Location:||New Zealand - Kokoamu Greensand Formation|
|Size:||Uncertain but roughly estimated to be about 7 meters long|
|Diet:||Uncertain, either a carnivore or filter feeder|
|Fossil(s):||Fragmentary skull and post cranial skeletal remains|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Mammalia | Cetacea | Kekenodontidae ||
Originally though to be a member of the Archaeoceti, Kekenodon has more recently been considered to be a mysticetid (baleen) whale. Unfortunately the fragmentary nature of the holotype fossils makes is hard to be certain of distinct physical features about Kekenodon.