Nalacetus

Name: Nalacetus.
Phonetic: Nal-ah-see-tus.
Named By: J.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Thewissen‭ & ‬S.‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Hussain‭ ‬-‭ ‬1998.
Classification: Chordata Mamamlia,‭ ‬Cetacea,‭ ‬Archaeoceti,‭ ‬Pakicetidae.
Species: N.‭ ‬ratimitus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Skull estimated to be about‭ ‬20‭ ‬centimetres long.‭
Known locations: Pakistan‭ ‬-‭ ‬Kuldana Formation.
Time period: Lutetian of the Eocene.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and post cranial skeleton.

       A relative of the better known Pakicetus,‭ ‬Nalacetus also lived in Pakistan during the Eocene.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Systematic review of the Pakicetidae,‭ ‬early and middle Eocene Cetacea‭ (‬Mammalia‭) ‬from Pakistan and India.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Bulletin of Carnegie Museum of Natural History‭ ‬34:220-238.‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Thewissen‭ & ‬S.‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Hussain‭ ‬-‭ ‬1998.



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