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Taxonavigation: Cetacea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Cladus: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Infraordo: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohors: Theria
Cohors: Eutheria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Cladus: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Laurasiatheria
Cladus: Euungulata
Ordo: Artiodactyla
Cladus: Artiofabula
Cladus: Cetruminantia
Subordo: Whippomorpha
Infraordo: Cetacea

Familia: †Pakicetidae
Genera: †Ichthyolestes – †Nalacetus – †Pakicetus
Genera incertae familiae: †Himalayacetus


Pakicetidae Thewissen, Madar & Hussain, 1996: 70


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Gingerich, P.D.; Russell, D.E. 1990: Dentition of Early Eocene Pakicetus (Mammalia, Cetacea). Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan, 28: 1–20.
  • Nummela, S.; Hussain, S.T.; Thewissen, J.G.M. 2006: Cranial anatomy of Pakicetidae (Cetacea, Mammalia). Journal of vertebrate paleontology, 26: 746–759.
  • Thewissen, J.G.M.; Hussain, S.T. 1998: Systematic review of the Pakicetidae, Early and Middle Eocene Cetacea (Mammalia) from Pakistan and India. In: Beard, K.C.; Dawson, M.R. (eds.) Dawn of the age of mammals in Asia. Bulletin of Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 34: 220–238.
  • Thewissen, J.G.M.; Williams, E.M.; Roe, L.J.; Hussain, S.T. 2001: Skeletons of terrestrial cetaceans and the relationship of whales to artiodactyls. Nature, 413: 277–281. DOI: 10.1038/35095005


Vernacular names[edit]

日本語: パキケトゥス科
中文: 巴基鯨科
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