Ambulocetus natans Thewissen et al. 1994 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Ambulocetidae

Full reference: J. G. M. Thewissen, S. T. Hussain, and M. Arif. 1994. Fossil evidence for the origin of aquatic locomotion in archaeocete whales. Science 263:210-212

Belongs to Ambulocetus according to P. D. Gingerich et al. 2017

See also Gingerich 2012, Madar and Thewissen 1994, McLeod and Barnes 2008, Thewissen et al. 1994, Thewissen et al. 1996, Thewissen et al. 2001 and van Vliet 2004

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: H-GSP 18507, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is H-GSP 9209, which is in a Lutetian marine siltstone in the Kuldana Formation of Pakistan.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore


• Eocene of Pakistan (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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