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Himalayacetus

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Pakicetidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1998Himalayacetus Bajpai and Gingerich p. 15464
2001Himalayacetus Thewissen et al. p. 351 figs. Table 1
2006Himalayacetus Clementz et al. p. 359
2008Himalayacetus McLeod and Barnes p. 93
2010Himalayacetus Uhen p. 201
2012Himalayacetus Gingerich p. 313 figs. Figure 4
2014Himalayacetus Gingerich and Cappetta p. 128 figs. Figure 16
2015Himalayacetus Gao and Ni p. 156 figs. Table 1
2016Himalayacetus Marx et al. p. 98
2017Himalayacetus Berta p. 158

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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()
familyPakicetidae()
genusHimalayacetus

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 P. D. Gingerich 1998Differs from Pakicetus in having lower molars with a larger and more rounded major cusp (protoconid) on the trigonid and a smaller less eleveated minor cups (hypoconid) on the talonid. Himalyacetus differs from Pakicetus, Gandakasia, and Ambulocetus in having the anteromedial cusp at the base of the trigonid projecting more anteriorly than the anterolateral cusp.