Takracetus

Name: Takracetus (Takra whale).
Phonetic: Tak-rah-see-tus.
Named By: Philip D. Gingerich, Muhammad Arif & William C. Clyde - 1995.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Cetacea, Archaeoceti, Protocetidae.
Species: T.simus (type).
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore.
Size: Uncertain.
Known locations: Pakistan - Domanda Formation.
Time period: Lutetian of the Eocene.
Fossil representation: Partial skull, possibly skeletal remains as well.

       Just one of many primitive whale forms from Pakistan, Takracetus is related to other primitive forms such as Rodhocetus and Protocetus amongst others.



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