Named By: S. Bajpai & J. G. M. Thewissen - 2000.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Cetacea, Archaeoceti, Remingtonocetidae.
Species: K. minimus (type).
Size: Details uncertain.
Known locations: India - Harudi Formation, Panandhro Formation.
Time period: Lutetian of the Eocene.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.
Although details are uncertain, Kutchicetus is noted as being a small remingtonocetid whale (relative of Remingtonocetus). The tail of Kutchicetus seems to have been quite well developed and may have played a more important role in swimming than other primitive whales, though there is no evidence that a tail fluke had been developed.
- A new, diminutive Eocene whale from Kachchh (Gujarat, India) and its implications for locomotor evolution. Current Science 79(10):1478-1482. - S. Bajpai & J. G. M. Thewissen - 2000.