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Pakicetus calcis Cooper et al. 2009 (whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Pakicetidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 69726

Full reference: L. N. Cooper, J. G. M. Thewissen, and S. T. Hussain. 2009. New middle Eocene archaeocetes (Cetacea: Mammalia) from the Kuldana Formation of northern Pakistan. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29(4):1289-1299

Belongs to Pakicetus according to P. D. Gingerich et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Pakicetus attocki, Pakicetus chittas, Pakicetus inachus

Type specimen: H-GSP 96334, a partial skull (palate fragment with left M2-3, right M1-2). Its type locality is Shepherd's Lake, which is in a Lutetian coastal limestone in the Kuldana Formation of Pakistan.

Ecology: amphibious carnivore