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Quick facts for kidsMauicetus
Temporal range: Late Oligocene. 24.2–23.6Ma
Lophocephalus Benham, 1937
Mauicetus was originally named Lophocephalus by William Benham, but that name was already used for a beetle, and Benham provided the replacement name Mauicetus. Three more species were named in 1956: M. brevicollis, M. lophocephalus, and M. waitakiensis. Nowadays, Mauicetus parki is considered a stem-balaenopteroid, while M. lophocephalus and M. waitakiensis have been reclassified in Eomysticetidae, with M. lophocephalus and M. waitakiensis being assigned to Tokarahia and Tohoraata.
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