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Rodhocetus Gingerich et al. 1994 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Protocetidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36842

Full reference: P. D. Gingerich, S. M. Raza, M. Arif, M. Anwar, and X. Zhou. 1994. New whale from the Eocene of Pakistan and the origin of cetacean swimming. Nature 368:844-847

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, Maiacetus, Makaracetinae, Makaracetus, Natchitochia, Pappocetinae, Pappocetus, Pontobasileus, Protocetinae, Protocetus, Qaisracetus, Takracetus, Togocetus

Subtaxa: Rodhocetus balochistanensis, Rodhocetus kasranii

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Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser