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Pakicetus Gingerich and Russell 1981 (whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Pakicetidae

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

Parent taxon: Pakicetidae according to J. G. M. Thewissen and S. T. Hussain 1998

Sister taxa: Ichthyolestes, Nalacetus

Subtaxa: Pakicetus attocki, Pakicetus calcis, Pakicetus chittas, Pakicetus inachus

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Type: Pakicetus inachus

Ecology: amphibious carnivore