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Makaracetus Gingerich et al. 2005 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Protocetidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 68778

Full reference: P. D. Gingerich, I. S. Zalmout, M. Ul-Haq and M. A. Bhatti. 2005. Makracetus bidens, a new protocetid archaeocete (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the early middle Eocene of Balochistan (Pakistan). Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 31(9):197-210

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, Natchitochia, Pappocetinae, Pappocetus, Pontobasileus, Protocetinae, Protocetus, Qaisracetus, Rodhocetus, Takracetus, Togocetus

Subtaxa: Makaracetus bidens

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Type: Makaracetus bidens

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser