Alternative combination: Prosqualodon marplesi
Full reference: M. R. Dickson. 1964. The skull and other remains of Prosqualodon marplesi, a new species of fossil whale. New Zealand Journa of Geology and Geophysics 7:626-635
Sister taxon: Notocetus vanbenedeni
Type specimen: OM C.75.27, a partial skull. Its type locality is Trig Z, which is in a Chattian marine limestone in the Otekaike Limestone Formation of New Zealand.
Ecology: aquatic carnivore