|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|
|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.