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Natchitochia jonesi


This was a large protocetid known from very fragmentary remains from the Middle Eocene of Louisiana.



Name


Natchitochia jonesi


Authority
   

Uhen, 1998


Meaning of the generic name


In reference to the type locality, near the city of Natchitoches.


 Meaning of the specific name

 To honor Paul H. Jones, discoverer of the holotype

Size


Skull length: , Length:


Remains


Holotype (USNM 16805): vertebrae and incomplete ribs


Age and Distribution


Horizon:  Milams Member of the Cook Mountain Formation. Middle Eocene (Early Bartonian).
Locality: Natchitoches, Louisiana, US.


Classification


Mammalia Cetacea Archaeoceti Protocetidae Georgiacetinae

  Further Reading

  M. D. Uhen. 1998. New protocetid (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the late middle Eocene Cook Mountain Formation of Louisiana. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 18(3):664-668.

  Synonyms  
 







Lumbar vertebrae of Natchitochia jonesi. From Uhen, 1998.

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