Pakicetus attocki West 1980 (whale)

Mammalia - Pakicetidae

Alternative combination: Protocetus attocki

Full reference: R. M. West. 1980. Middle Eocene large mammal assemblage with Tethyan affinities, Ganda Kas region, Pakistan. Journal of Paleontology 54(3):508-533

Belongs to Pakicetus according to P. D. Gingerich and H. Cappetta 2014

See also Gingerich 2012, Gingerich and Russell 1981, McLeod and Barnes 2008, Thewissen and Hussain 1998, Thewissen et al. 2001, van Vliet 2004, West 1980 and Williams 1998

Sister taxa: Pakicetus calcis, Pakicetus chittas, Pakicetus inachus

Type specimen: H-GSP 1694, a mandible. Its type locality is H-GSP 62, which is in a Lutetian coarse channel fill conglomerate in the Kuldana Formation of Pakistan.

Ecology: amphibious carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of India (1 collection), Pakistan (2)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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