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Ambulocetus natans

Mammalia - Cetacea - Ambulocetidae

Taxonomy
Ambulocetus natans was named by Thewissen et al. (1994). Its type specimen is H-GSP 18507, a partial skeleton, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is H-GSP 9209, which is in a Lutetian marine siltstone in the Kuldana Formation of Pakistan.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1994Ambulocetus natans Madar and Thewissen p. 35A
1994Ambulocetus natans Thewissen et al. pp. 210-212 figs. 1-2
1996Ambulocetus natans Thewissen et al. p. 10
2001Ambulocetus natans Thewissen et al. p. 351 figs. Table 1
2004Ambulocetus natans van Vliet p. 143
2008Ambulocetus natans McLeod and Barnes p. 93
2012Ambulocetus natans Gingerich p. 313 figs. Figure 4
2017Ambulocetus natans Gingerich et al. figs. Table 1

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderCetacea
familyAmbulocetidae
genusAmbulocetus
speciesnatans

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
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: hydroxyapatiteo
Form: roller-shapedo
Ontogeny: modification of partso
Environment: marineo
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: aquatico
Depth habitat: surfaceo
Diet: carnivoreo
Reproduction: viviparouso
Created: 2005-03-06 14:19:05
Modified: 2017-04-17 10:41:18
Source: o = order
Reference: Uhen 2004

Age range: Lutetian or 47.80000 to 41.30000 Ma

Collections (2 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3Pakistan (Punjab) Ambulocetus natans (type locality: 45527)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3Pakistan Ambulocetus natans (95147)