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Kutchicetus minimus Bajpai and Thewissen 2000 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Remingtonocetidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 63096

Full reference: S. Bajpai and J. G. M. Thewissen. 2000. A new, diminutive Eocene whale from Kachchh (Gujarat, India) and its implications for locomotor evolution. Current Science 79(10):1478-1482

Belongs to Kutchicetus according to J. G. M. Thewissen and S. Bajpai 2009

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: RUSB 2647, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Godhatad, which is in a Lutetian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal limestone in the Harudi Formation of India.

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Average measurements (in mm): humerus length 140.0, tibia length 135.0

Estimated body mass: 10.1 kg based on humerus length and tibia length