Gandakasia

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Gandakasia
Temporal range: Early Eocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Cetacea
Suborder: Archaeoceti
Family: Ambulocetidae
Genus: Gandakasia
Dehm & Oettingen-Spielberg 1958
Binomial name
Gandakasia potens (type)[1]
Dehm & Oettingen-Spielberg 1958

Gandakasia is an extinct genus of ambulocetid from Pakistan, that lived in the Eocene epoch. It probably caught its prey near rivers or streams.

Just like Himalayacetus, Gandakasia is only known from a single jaw fragment, making comparisons to other ambulocetids difficult.[2]

The first ambulocetid to be described, Gandakasia was not initially recognized as a cetacean, but, like other ambulocetids, they were amphibious mammals able to move both on land and in water.[3]

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