Name: Kharodacetus.
Phonetic: Ka-roh-da-se-tus.
Named By: J.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Thewissen‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.
Synonyms: Gaviacetus sahnii.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Cetacea,‭ ‬Archaeoceti,‭ ‬Protocetidae.
Species: K.‭ ‬sahnii‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Uncertain.
Known locations: India.
Time period: Lutetian of the Eocene.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Originally described as a species of Gaviacetus,‭ ‬Kharodacetus is a genus of protocetid whale known to have inhabited the coastal waters of India during the Eocene.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Protocetid cetaceans‭ (‬Mammalia‭) ‬from the Eocene of India.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Palaeontologia Electronica‭ ‬17‭ (‬3,‭ ‬34A‭)‬:‭ ‬19‭ ‬p.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Sunil Bajpai‭ & ‬J.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Thewissen‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.


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