Kutchicetus minimus Bajpai and Thewissen 2000 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Remingtonocetidae

Full reference: S. Bajpai and J. G. M. Thewissen. 2000. A new, diminutive Eocene whale from Kachchh (Gujarat, India) and its implications for locomotor evolution. Current Science 79(10):1478-1482

Belongs to Kutchicetus according to J. G. M. Thewissen and S. Bajpai 2009

See also Bajpai and Thewissen 2000, Gingerich et al. 2001, Thewissen et al. 2001 and van Vliet 2004

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: RUSB 2647, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Godhatad, which is in a Lutetian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal limestone in the Harudi Formation of India.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore


• Eocene of India (4 collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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