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Rodhocetus balochistanensis

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Protocetidae

Taxonomy
Rodhocetus balochistanensis was named by Gingerich et al. (2001). Its type specimen is GSP-UM 3485, a partial skeleton, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Kunvit, Habib Rahi Formation, which is in a Lutetian coastal shale in the Habib Rahi Formation of Pakistan.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2001Rodhocetus balochistanensis Gingerich et al.
2008Rodhocetus balochistanensis McLeod and Barnes p. 93
2012Rodhocetus balochistanensis Gingerich p. 313 figs. Figure 4

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
Cetacea()
familyProtocetidae
genusRodhocetus
speciesbalochistanensis

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
No diagnoses are available