Full reference: R. Kellogg. 1922. Description of the skull of Megaptera miocaena, a fossil humpback whale from the Miocene diatomaceous earth of Lompoc, California. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 61(14):1-18
Sister taxon: Megaptera novaeangliae
Type specimen: USNM 10300, a skull. Its type locality is Lompoc Quarry, which is in a Tortonian marine diatomite in the Monterey Formation of California.
Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder