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Kutchicetus minimus

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Remingtonocetidae

Taxonomy
Kutchicetus minimus was named by Bajpai and Thewissen (2000). Its type specimen is RUSB 2647, a partial skeleton, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Godhatad, which is in a Lutetian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal limestone in the Harudi Formation of India. It is the type species of Kutchicetus.

It was synonymized subjectively with Andrewsiphius sloani by Gingerich et al. (2001).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2000Kutchicetus minimus Bajpai and Thewissen p. 1478
2001Kutchicetus minimus Thewissen et al. p. 351 figs. Table 1
2009Kutchicetus minimus Thewissen and Bajpai p. 643

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

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
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: hydroxyapatiteo
Form: roller-shapedo
Ontogeny: modification of partso
Environment: marineo
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: aquatico
Depth habitat: surfaceo
Diet: carnivoreo
Reproduction: viviparouso
Created: 2005-03-06 14:19:05
Modified: 2017-04-17 10:41:18
Source: o = order
Reference: Uhen 2004

Age range: Lutetian or 47.80000 to 41.30000 Ma

Collections (4 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3India (Kutch) Kutchicetus minimus (45592)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3India (Kachchh) Kutchicetus minimus (type locality: 45583)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3India (Gujarat) Kutchicetus minimus (48074 91427)