Rodhocetus Gingerich et al. 1994 (whale)

Mammalia - Protocetidae

Full reference: P. D. Gingerich, S. M. Raza, M. Arif, M. Anwar, and X. Zhou. 1994. New whale from the Eocene of Pakistan and the origin of cetacean swimming. Nature 368:844-847

Parent taxon: Protocetidae according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016

See also Berta 2017, Bianucci and Gingerich 2011, Clementz et al. 2006, Gao and Ni 2015, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Gingerich 2012, Gingerich et al. 1995, Gingerich and Cappetta 2014, Gingerich et al. 1994, Gingerich et al. 2005, McKenna and Bell 1997, McLeod and Barnes 2008, Sepkoski 2002, Spaulding et al. 2009, Thewissen et al. 1996, Thewissen et al. 2001, Uhen 2014 and Uhen et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Aegyptocetus, Artiocetus, Babiacetus, Carolinacetus, Crenatocetus, Dhedacetus, Eocetus, Gaviacetus, Georgiacetinae, Georgiacetus, Indocetinae, Indocetus, Kharodacetus, Maiacetus, Makaracetinae, Makaracetus, Natchitochia, Pappocetinae, Pappocetus, Pontobasileus, Protocetinae, Protocetus, Qaisracetus, Takracetus, Togocetus

Subtaxa: Rodhocetus balochistanensis Rodhocetus kasranii

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Pakistan (4 collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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