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†family Pakicetidae Thewissen et al. 1996 (whale)

Osteichthyes

Alternative spelling: Pakicetinae

Full reference: J. G. M. Thewissen, S. I. Madar, and S. T. Hussain. 1996. Ambulocetus natans, and Eocene cetacean (Mammalia) from Pakistan. Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 191:1-86

Parent taxon: Cetacea according to M. D. Uhen 2010

Sister taxa: Ambulocetidae, Archaeoceti, Balaenodontae, Balaenoidorum, Kekenodontidae, Neoceti, Pelagiceti, Proteroceta, Protocetidae, Remingtonocetidae, Rhynchoceti, Zeugloceta, Metasqualodon harwoodi, Pagiodon grandis

Subtaxa: Himalayacetus, Ichthyolestes, Nalacetus, Pakicetus

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Ecology: amphibious carnivore