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Hi, For those of you interested in fossil cetaceans, please find the following papers concerning new fossil mysticetes from New Zealand: Robert W. Boessenecker and R. Ewan Fordyce (2015). "A new genus and species of eomysticetid (Cetacea: Mysticeti) and a reinterpretation of ‘Mauicetus’ lophocephalus Marples, 1956: Transitional baleen whales from the upper Oligocene of New Zealand". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. Online edition. doi:10.1111/zoj.12297. Boessenecker RW, Fordyce RE. (2015) Anatomy, feeding ecology, and ontogeny of a transitional baleen whale: a new genus and specie
A new paper regarding a new archaic toothless mysticete just came out today: Robert W. Boessenecker and R. Ewan Fordyce (2014). "A new Eomysticetid (Mammalia: Cetacea) from the Late Oligocene of New Zealand and a re-evaluation of Mauicetus waitakiensis". Papers in Palaeontology. in press. doi:10.1002/spp2.1005. Tohoraata is the newest addition to the list of primitive toothless mysticetes, but the paper should not come as a surprise to anyone interesting in extinct cetaceans because Mauicetus lophocephalus and M. waitakiensis have long been recognized as more primitive than the type species