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  • noun zoology Any member of the Ambulocetidae.


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  • Late early Eocene and early middle Eocene pakicetid and ambulocetid archaeocetes, known from less complete remains, were almost certainly semiaquatic like protocetids Basilosauridae are late middle Eocene and late Eocene in age (Bartonian-Priabonian, 40-34 Ma) and were widely distributed in the world's oceans.

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  • Ambulocetids are only known from Indo-Pakistan and are always found in littoral sediments . . . .

    --J. G. M. Thewissen, 1998, The Emergence of Whales: Evolutionary Patterns in the Origin of Cetacea, p. 458

    June 19, 2010