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Pakicetus inachus

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Pakicetidae

Taxonomy
Pakicetus inachus was named by Gingerich and Russell (1981). Its type specimen is GSP-UM 084, a partial skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Chorlakki, which is in a Lutetian fluvial conglomerate in the Kuldana Formation of Pakistan.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1981Pakicetus inachus Gingerich and Russell p. 238
1998Pakicetus inachus Thewissen and Hussain p. 234
2001Pakicetus inachus Thewissen et al. p. 351 figs. Table 1
2006Pakicetus inachus Clementz et al. p. 359
2008Pakicetus inachus McLeod and Barnes p. 92
2009Pakicetus inachus Cooper et al. p. 1292
2012Pakicetus inachus Gingerich p. 313 figs. Figure 4
2017Pakicetus inachus Gingerich et al. figs. Table 1

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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()
familyPakicetidae()
genusPakicetus
speciesinachus

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 and D. E. Russell 1981Differs from Pakicetus attocki (West, 1980) in having serrated anterior and posterior crests on lower premolars.