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Maiacetus Gingerich et al. 2009 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Protocetidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 140883

Full reference: P. D. Gingerich, M. al-Haq, W. Koenigswald, W. J. Sanders, B. H. Smith and I. S. Zalmut. 2009. New protocetid whale from the Middle Eocene of Pakistan: Birth on land, precocial development, and sexual dimorphism. PLoS One 4(2):1-20

Parent taxon: Protocetidae according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Aegyptocetus, Artiocetus, Babiacetus, Carolinacetus, Crenatocetus, Dhedacetus, Eocetus, Gaviacetus, Georgiacetinae, Georgiacetus, Indocetinae, Indocetus, Kharodacetus, Makaracetinae, Makaracetus, Natchitochia, Pappocetinae, Pappocetus, Peregocetus, Pontobasileus, Protocetinae, Protocetus, Qaisracetus, Rodhocetus, Takracetus, Togocetus, Tupelocetus

Subtaxa: Maiacetus inuus

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Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser