Babia Hills (Eocene of India)

Where: Kutch, India (23.5° N, 68.8° E: paleocoordinates 5.9° N, 61.8° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Harudi Formation, Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

• late Lutetian (Ravikant & Bajpai, 2010)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; gypsiferous shale

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: A. N. Trivedy and P. P. Satsangi. 1984. A new archaeocete (whale) from the Eocene of India. Abstracts of 27th International Geological Congress, Moscow 1:322-323 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 45592: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 16.11.2004

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Proboscidea - Moeritheriidae
Moeritheriidae indet.1 Andrews 1906 proboscidean
  - Remingtonocetidae
"Remingtonocetus sloani" = Andrewsiphius sloani2, "Andrewsiphius kutchensis" = Andrewsiphius sloani2, Kutchicetus minimus5, Dalanistes ahmedi4
"Remingtonocetus sloani" = Andrewsiphius sloani2 Sahni and Mishra 1972 whale
"Andrewsiphius kutchensis" = Andrewsiphius sloani2 Sahni and Mishra 1972 whale
Kutchicetus minimus5 Bajpai and Thewissen 2000 whale
Dalanistes ahmedi4 Gingerich et al. 1995 whale
  - Protocetidae
"Gaviacetus sahnii" = Kharodacetus sahnii2, Indocetus ramani3, Babiacetus indicus n. gen. n. sp., Babiacetus mishrai n. sp.2
"Gaviacetus sahnii" = Kharodacetus sahnii2 Bajpai and Thewissen 1998 whale
Indocetus ramani3 Sahni and Mishra 1975 whale
Babiacetus indicus n. gen. n. sp. Trivedy and Satsangi 1984 whale
Babiacetus mishrai n. sp.2 Bajpai and Thewissen 1998 whale