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Pakicetus inachus Gingerich and Russell 1981 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Pakicetidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 53310

Full reference: P. D. Gingerich and D. E. Russell. 1981. Pakicetus inachus, a new archaeocete (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the early-middle Eocene Kuldana Formation of Kohat (Pakistan). Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 25(11):235-246

Belongs to Pakicetus according to P. D. Gingerich and D. E. Russell 1981

Sister taxa: Pakicetus attocki, Pakicetus calcis, Pakicetus chittas

Type specimen: GSP-UM 084, a partial skull. Its type locality is Chorlakki, which is in a Lutetian fluvial conglomerate in the Kuldana Formation of Pakistan.

Ecology: amphibious carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): P1 16.8 x 20.0, P2 18.0 x 6.8, P3 21.5 x 7.8, P4 width 8.70, M1 length 17.3, M2 14.0 x 13.7, M3 13.4 x 17.6, p1 15.0 x 5.0, p2 20.2 x 7.5, p3 22.5 x 8.0, p4 20.5 x 8.5, m1 width 7.90, m3 17.8 x 8.9, C1 13.1 x 6.3, I1 6.09 x 4.79, c1 10.2 x 6.9, skull 310.0 x 145.0