Andrewsiphius sloani Sahni and Mishra 1972 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Remingtonocetidae

Alternative combinations: Protocetus sloani, Remingtonocetus sloani

Synonyms: Andrewsiphius kutchensis Sahni and Mishra 1975, Andrewsiphius minor Sahni and Mishra 1975

Full reference: A. Sahni and V.P. Mishra. 1972. A new species of Protocetus (Cetacea) from the Middle Eocene of Kutch, western India. Palaeontology 15(3):490-495

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

See also Bajpai and Thewissen 1998, Gingerich et al. 2001, McLeod and Barnes 2008, Sahni and Mishra 1972, Sahni and Mishra 1975, Thewissen et al. 2001, van Vliet 2004 and Williams 1998

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Andrewsiphius sloani: LUVP 11002. Its type locality is Baranda, which is in a Lutetian marine claystone in India.
  • Andrewsiphius kutchensis: LUVP 11060, a mandible (mandible with alveoli for left and right i3–m2). Its type locality is Nareda, which is in a Lutetian marine horizon in the Harudi Formation of India.
  • Andrewsiphius minor: LUVP 11165, a partial skull. Its type locality is Harudi, which is in a Lutetian shallow subtidal mudstone in the Harudi Formation of India.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of India (9 collections), Pakistan (1)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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