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Re: ARCHAIC WHALES



DARREN NAISH wrote:

>Please help with the following;
>1) Last year two protocetids were found in Pakistan. One, Ambulocetus natans,
>is easy to find stuff on, but the other is far more elusive. It was described
>by Gingerich et al, and I need a ref. Please help.

Gingerich, P.D.; Raza, S.M.; Arif, M.; Anwar, M. & Zhou, X. (1994) New
whale from the Eocene of Pakistan and the origin of cetacean swimming.
Nature, 368: 844-848.

Chris

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