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Dalanistes ahmedi

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Remingtonocetidae

Taxonomy
Dalanistes ahmedi was named by Gingerich et al. (1995). Its type specimen is GSP-UM 3106, a partial skeleton, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Basti Ahmed, which is in a Lutetian offshore shelf shale/limestone in the Domanda Formation of Pakistan.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1995Dalanistes ahmedi Gingerich et al. p. 317 figs. Fig. 17-20
2001Dalanistes ahmedi Thewissen et al. p. 351 figs. Table 1
2006Dalanistes ahmedi Clementz et al. p. 359
2008Dalanistes ahmedi McLeod and Barnes p. 93
2011Dalanistes ahmedi Bajpai et al. p. 703

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
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
subfamilyRemingtonocetinae
genusDalanistes
speciesahmedi

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
P. D. Gingerich et al. 1995Takracetus simus differs from all known protocetids in having a rostrum that is broader and possibly shorter relative to other measures of cranial size, and it differs in having relatively larger orbits. Cheek teeth are smaller than those in contemporary Rodhocetus kasrani.