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Babiacetus





Name


Babiacetus indicus


Authority
   

Trivety and Satsangi, 1984


Meaning of the generic name


"Babia whale"


 Meaning of the specific name

 from India

Size


Skull length: , Length:


Remains


Holotype (GSI 19647): left and right dentaries with cheek teeth
Referred specimens: GSP-UM 3005 (much of skull and lower jaws, Pakistan specimen)


Age and Distribution


Horizon:  Harudi Formation (India), Drazinda Formation (Pakistan). Middle Eocene (Late Lutetian-Early Bartonian).
Locality: Babia Hills, Kutch district, Gujarat, India; Sulaiman Range, Punjab, Pakistan.


Classification


Mammalia Cetacea Archaeoceti Protocetidae

  Further Reading

  A. N. Trivedy and P. P. Satsangi. 1984. A new archaeocete (whale) from the Eocene of India. Abstracts of 27th International Geological Congress, Moscow 1:322-323.

P. D. Gingerich, M. Arif, M. A. Bhatti, H. A. Raza, and S. M. Raza. 1995. Protosiren and Babiacetus (Mammalia, Sirenia and Cetacea) from the middle Eocene Drazinda Formation, Sulaiman Range, Punjab, Pakistan. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 29(12):331-357.

  Synonyms  
 




Name


Babiacetus mishrai


Authority
   

Bajpai & Thewissen, 1998


Meaning of the generic name


"Babia whale"


 Meaning of the specific name

 In honor of Dr. V. P. Mishra.

Size


Skull length: , Length:


Remains


Holotype (RUSB 2512): partial skull.


Age and Distribution


Horizon:  Harudi Formation (India). Middle Eocene (Late Lutetian-Early Bartonian).
Locality: Kachchh, Gujarat, India.


Classification


Mammalia Cetacea Archaeoceti Protocetidae

  Further Reading

  S. Bajpai and J. G. M. Thewissen. 1998. Middle Eocene Cetaceans from the Harudi and Subathu Formations of India. The Emergence of Whales 213-233.

  Synonyms  
 







Referred specimen (GSP-UM 3005) of Babiacetus indicus. From Gingerich et al., 1995.


Holotype of Babiacetus mishrai. From Bajpai and Thewissen, 1998.

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