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Indocetinae (disused)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Protocetidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1993Indocetinae Gingerich et al. p. 414
1996Indocetinae Thewissen et al. p. 71 figs. Figure 31
2008Indocetinae McLeod and Barnes p. 93

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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()
RankNameAuthor
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
Cetacea()
familyProtocetidae
subfamilyIndocetinae
subfamilyIndocetinae

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. 1993Indocetine protocetids differ from remingtonocetids, dorudontids, and basilosaurids in having Protocetus-like skulls, while retaining long necks, multiple-vertebral sacra, and substantial hind limbs not seen in protocetines. Indocetines were more aquatic than Pakicetus and other pakicetines (Gingerich and Russell, 1990), but at the same time amphibious tail-swimmers less advanced than Protocetus.