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Babiacetus indicus

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Protocetidae

Taxonomy
Babiacetus indicus was named by Trivedy and Satsangi (1984). Its type specimen is GSI 19647, a mandible, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Babia Hills, which is in a Lutetian estuary/bay shale in the Harudi Formation of India.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1984Babiacetus indicus Trivedy and Satsangi pp. 322-323
1995Babiacetus indicus Gingerich et al.
2001Babiacetus indicus Thewissen et al. p. 351 figs. Table 1
2006Babiacetus indicus Clementz et al. p. 360
2008Babiacetus indicus McLeod and Barnes p. 93
2014Babiacetus indicus Bajpai and Thewissen p. 5

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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
genusBabiacetus
speciesindicus

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
S. Bajpai and J. G. M. Thewissen 2014Babiacetus has robust tooth crowns with lower premolars that are relatively wide compared to the lower molars (Table 1) and a mandibular symphysis that reaches caudal to p2.