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†subfamily Pakicetidae Thewissen et al. 1996 (whale)

Mammalia

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 L. N. Cooper et al. 2009

Sister taxa: Ambulocetidae, Archaeoceti, Archaeocetus, Balaenodontae, Balaenoidorum, Berardiopsis pliocaenus, Cetotheriomorphus dubius, Cetotolites, Globicephalus eocaenus, Kekenodontidae, Manatus giganteus, Metasqualodon, Neoballaenidae, Otaria leclercii, Pachypleurus, Pagiodon, Pelagiceti, Phococetus, Pristinocetus, Procetus, Proteroceta, Protocetidae, Remingtonocetidae, Rhynchoceti, Zeugloceta, Zeuglodon puschii, Ziphius blasii

Subtaxa: Ichthyolestes, Nalacetus, Pakicetus

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Type: Pakicetus

Ecology: amphibious carnivore