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Indocetus

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Protocetidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1975Indocetus Sahni and Mishra p. 18
1986Indocetus Kumar and Sahni p. 329
1990Indocetus Gingerich and Russell p. 18
1993Indocetus Benton p. 761
1993Indocetus Gingerich et al.
1996Indocetus Thewissen et al. p. 71 figs. Figure 31
1997Indocetus McKenna and Bell p. 370
1998Indocetus Bajpai and Thewissen p. 223
1998Indocetus Williams p. 12
2001Indocetus Thewissen et al. p. 351 figs. Table 1
2002Indocetus Sepkoski, Jr.
2005Indocetus Gingerich et al. p. 200
2008Indocetus McLeod and Barnes p. 93
2011Indocetus Bianucci and Gingerich p. 1174
2014Indocetus Bajpai and Thewissen p. 2
2014Indocetus Uhen p. 1030
2015Indocetus Gao and Ni p. 156 figs. Table 1
2016Indocetus Marx et al. p. 100
2017Indocetus Berta p. 159

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
Cetacea()
familyProtocetidae
genusIndocetus

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
S. Bajpai and J. G. M. Thewissen 2014ndocetus is a medium-sized protocetid, with teeth larger than most protocetids from the Indian continent, but smaller than those of Kharodacetus, and only slightly larger than teeth of Rodhocetus. The orbit is barely elevated above the palate (unlike Kharodacetus and Dhedacetus). Indocetus has a flat supraorbital shield with large orbits, similar to all other protocetids and different from pakicetids, ambulocetids and remingtonocetids.