†family Pakicetidae Thewissen et al. 1996 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Pakicetidae

Alternative spelling: Pakicetinae

Full reference: J. G. M. Thewissen, S. I. Madar, and S. T. Hussain. 1996. Ambulocetus natans, and Eocene cetacean (Mammalia) from Pakistan. Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 191:1-86

Parent taxon: Cetacea according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016

See also Berta 2017, Bianucci and Landini 2007, Boisserie et al. 2005, Cooper et al. 2009, Fordyce 2003, Fordyce and Barnes 1994, Fordyce et al. 1995, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Gao and Ni 2015, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Gingerich 2005, Gingerich 2012, Gingerich and Russell 1990, McKenna and Bell 1997, McLeod and Barnes 2008, Rice 1998, Rice 2002, Rice 2009, Thewissen and Hussain 1998, Thewissen et al. 1996, Thewissen et al. 2001, Thewissen et al. 2001 and Uhen 2010

Sister taxa: Ambulocetidae, Anarnak, Archaeoceti, Archaeocetus, Balaenodontae, Balaenoidorum, Berardiopsis, Berardiopsis pliocaenus, Cetotheriomorphus dubius, Cetotherium priscum, Cetotolites, Globicephalus eocaenus, Loncodelphis, Manatus giganteus, Mystacoceta, Mystacoceti, Nanisocetus, Neoballaenidae, Otaria leclercii, Oxypterus, Palaeocetus, Pelagiceti, Pristinocetus, Proteroceta, Protocetidae, Protocetoidea, Remingtonocetidae, Remingtonocetoidea, Rhynchoceti, Tretosphrys, Zeugloceta, Ziphius blasii

Subtaxa: Himalayacetus Ichthyolestes Nalacetus Pakicetus

View classification

Ecology: amphibious carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of India (2 collections), Pakistan (6)

Total: 8 collections including 14 occurrences

Show more details