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Named By: R. E. Fordyce in 1994
Time Period: Late Oligocene
Location: New Zealand, North Otago - Otekaikae Limestone Formation
Size: Holotype skull about 60 centimetres long. Body length roughly estimated to be about 3.2 meters long for the holotype
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Skull and lower jaws
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Cetacea | Odontoceti | Waptiidae |

Waipatia is an extinct genus of whale from the late Oligocene (Chattian) of New Zealand.

Read more about Waipatia at Wikipedia
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