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Taxonavigation: Archaeoceti

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Ordo: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Infraordo: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohort: Theria
Cohort: Eutheria
Cohort: Placentalia
Superordo: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Laurasiatheria
Cladus: Cetartiodactyla
Ordo: Cetacea
Taxon: †"Archaeoceti"

Familia: Pakicetidae
Genera: Ichthyolestes – Nalacetus – Pakicetus – ?Gandakasia – ?Himalayacetus


  • 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 Name[edit]

日本語: パキケトゥス科
中文: 巴基鯨科