Pakicetus Gingerich and Russell 1981 (whale)

Mammalia - Pakicetidae

Full reference: P. D. Gingerich and D. E. Russell. 1981. Pakicetus inachus, a new archaeocete (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the early-middle Eocene Kuldana Formation of Kohat (Pakistan). Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 25(11):235-246

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

See also Benton 1993, Berta 2017, Carroll 1988, Clementz et al. 2006, Cooper et al. 2009, Gao and Ni 2015, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Gingerich 2012, Gingerich and Cappetta 2014, Gingerich and Russell 1981, Gingerich and Russell 1990, McKenna and Bell 1997, McLeod and Barnes 2008, Thewissen and Hussain 1998, Thewissen et al. 1996, Thewissen et al. 2001, Thewissen et al. 2001 and Uhen 2010

Sister taxa: Himalayacetus, Ichthyolestes, Nalacetus

Subtaxa: Pakicetus attocki Pakicetus calcis Pakicetus chittas Pakicetus inachus

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Ecology: amphibious carnivore


• Eocene of India (1 collection), Pakistan (5)

Total: 6 collections including 7 occurrences

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