Andrewsiphius

Name: Andrewsiphius.
Phonetic: An-drew-sif-e-us.
Named By: A.‭ ‬Sahni‭ & ‬V.‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Mishra‭ ‬-‭ ‬1975.
Synonyms: Andrewsiphius kutchensis,‭ ‬Andrewsiphius minor,‭ ‬Protocetus sloani,‭ ‬Remingtonocetus sloani.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Cetacea,‭ ‬Archaeoceti,‭ ‬Remingtonocetidae.
Species: A.‭ ‬sloani‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore.
Size: Skull about‭ ‬1‭ ‬meter long.
Known locations: India‭ ‬-‭ ‬Harudi Formation and Panandhro Formation.‭ ‬Pakistan‭ ‬-‭ ‬Domanda Formation.
Time period: Ypresian to Lutetian of the Eocene.
Fossil representation: Remains of Several individuals.

       Once described as a new species of Protocetus,‭ ‬the holotype remains were elevated to genus level in‭ ‬1975.‭ ‬Although a different genus,‭ ‬Andrewsiphius would have still been a primitive toothed whale form similar to the more famous Protocetus.‭ ‬The rear‭ ‬limbs would still have been visible on the outside of the body,‭ ‬while propulsion was provided by the up and down undulation of the tail.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Lower Tertiary vertebrates from western India,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Sahni‭ & ‬V.‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Mishra‭ ‬-‭ ‬1975.
-‭ ‬A new species of Protocetus‭ (‬Cetacea‭) ‬from the Middle Eocene of Kutch,‭ ‬western India,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Sahni‭ & ‬V.‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Mishra‭ ‬1972.



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