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Gaviacetus razai Gingerich et al. 1995 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Protocetidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 53299

Full reference: P. D. Gingerich, M. Arif, and W. C. Clyde. 1995. New archaeocetes (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the Middle Eocene Domanda Formation of the Sulaiman Range, Punjab (Pakistan). Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 29(11):291-330

Belongs to Gaviacetus according to P. D. Gingerich and H. Cappetta 2014

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: GSP-UM3095, a skull (skull & vertebra, including a sacral). Its type locality is Basti Ahmed, which is in a Lutetian offshore shelf shale/limestone in the Domanda Formation of Pakistan.

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser