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Title: Cranial anatomy of middle eocene remingtonocetus (Cetacea, Mammalia) from Kutch, India
Authors: Bajpai, Sunil
Thewissen J.G.M.
Conley R.W.
Published in: Journal of Paleontology
Abstract: The family Remingtonocetidae is a basal family of Eocene cetaceans only known from near shore marine environments of India and Pakistan. We describe a new skull for Remingtonocetus harudiensis which elucidates the anatomy and functional morphology of the head and provides new details on cranial cavity and nasopharyngeal region. We suggest that Remingtonocetus was an ambush predator that hunted from a perch on the ocean floor, and that hearing was its most important sense. We speculate that the greatly elongated rostrum is an adaptation for water retention because these are some of the earliest whales living in seawater. © 2011 The Paleontological Society.
Citation: Journal of Paleontology (2011), 85(4): 703-718
URI: https://doi.org/10.1666/10-128.1
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/6352
Issue Date: 2011
Keywords: Asia
Cetacea
Eocene
Evolution
ISSN: 223360
Author Scopus IDs: 16214305000
57205523229
45460923300
Author Affiliations: Bajpai, S., Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 247667, India
Thewissen, J.G.M., Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, OH 44272, United States
Conley, R.W., Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, OH 44272, United States
Corresponding Author: Bajpai, S.; Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 247667, India
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