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.

Further reading
- New archaeocetes (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the Middle Eocene Domanda Formation of the Sulaiman Range, Punjab (Pakistan). - Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 29(11):291-330. - P. D. Gingerich, M. Arif & W. C. Clyde - 1995.


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