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Attockicetus praecursor


Attockicetus is only known from a fragmentary cranium. It is the only known primitive cetacean from the Kohat Formation of Pakistan, all the others being from the underlying Kuldana Formation.



Name


Attockicetus praecursor


Authority
   

Thewissen and Hussain, 2000


Meaning of the generic name


"Attock (district) whale"


 Meaning of the specific name

 praecursor, is Latin for forerunner.

Size


Skull length: , Length:


Remains


Holotype (H-GSP 96232): fragmentary cranium


Age and Distribution


Horizon:  Kohat Formation. Middle Eocene (Lutetian).
Locality: Ganda Kas area of the Kala Chitta Hills, Punjab, Pakistan.


Classification


Mammalia Cetacea Archaeoceti Remingtonocetidae

  Further Reading

  J. G. M. Thewissen and S. T. Hussain. 2000. Attockicetus praecursor, a new remingtonocetid cetacean from marine Eocene sediments of Pakistan. Journal of Mammalian Evolution 7(3):133-146.

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Known parts of the cranium of Attockicetus praecursor. From Thewissen and Hussain, 2000.
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