Name: Natchitochia ‭(‬named after the city of Natchitoches‭)‬.
Phonetic: Nat-che-to-che-ah.
Named By: M.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Uhen‭ ‬-‭ ‬1998.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Cetacea,‭ ‬Archaeoceti,‭ ‬Protocetidae.
Species: N.‭ ‬jonesi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore.
Size: Unknown due to lack of remains.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬Louisiana‭ ‬-‭ ‬Cook Mountain Formation.
Time period: Bartonian of the Eocene.
Fossil representation: Partial ribs and vertebrae.

       Natchitochia is a genus of protocetid whale that lived in waters around North America during the mid-Eocene.‭ ‬Though only known from a few vertebrae and partial ribs,‭ ‬it is known that Natchitochia would have been similar to genera such as Eocetus,‭ ‬Pappocetus and Protocetus.‭ ‬Comparison to the vertebrae of Eocetus and the ribs of Pappocetus indicate that the holotype individual of Natchitochia would have been smaller than these genera

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


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