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†family Pakicetidae Thewissen et al. 1996 (whale)

Osteichthyes

PaleoDB taxon number: 310369

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, Archaeocetus, Balaenodontae, Balaenoidorum, Berardiopsis, Berardiopsis pliocaenus, Cetotheriomorphus dubius, Cetotolites, Globicephalus eocaenus, Kekenodontidae, Loncodelphis, Manatus giganteus, Metasqualodon, Neoballaenidae, Otaria leclercii, Oxypterus, Pachypleurus, Pagiodon, Pelagiceti, Pristinocetus, Proteroceta, Protocetidae, Remingtonocetidae, Rhabodosteus, Rhynchoceti, Tretosphrys, Zeugloceta, Zeuglodon puschii, Ziphius blasii

Subtaxa: Himalayacetus, Ichthyolestes, Nalacetus, Pakicetus

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Ecology: amphibious carnivore