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Whales originated from aquatic artiodactyls in the Eocene epoch of India
It is shown that the Eocene south Asian raoellid artiodactyls are the sister group to whales and that Raoellids were aquatic waders, which indicates that aquatic life in this lineage occurred before the origin of the order Cetacea. Expand
Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals
This thorough revision of the classic first edition brings this authoritative book right up-to-date. Articles describe every species in detail, based on the very latest taxonomy, and a host ofExpand
Cranial anatomy of Ignacius graybullianus and the affinities of the Plesiadapiformes
To test the phylogenetic position of Ignacius, cranial characters were identified and scored for Ignacii, Plesiadapis, Cynocephalus, and a number of primates, bats, and scandentians to allow the assessment of archontan monophyly. Expand
Eocene mammal faunas from northern Indo-Pakistan
Abstract We present a summary of the Eocene mammal faunas of Indo-Pakistan based on study of the known faunas and new collections. New taxa described here are the carpolestid ParvocristesExpand
Early Eocene snakes from Kutch, Western India, with a review of the Palaeophiidae
The early Eocene of Panandhro Mine (northwestern India) has produced a rich snake fauna largely dominated by palaeophiids. Three families are present: Palaeophiidae, ?Madtsoiidae or Boidae, and anExpand
Sensory Evolution on the Threshold: Adaptations in Secondarily Aquatic Vertebrates
A one-stop source for information on the sense organs of secondarily aquatic tetrapods, "Sensory Evolution on the Threshold" sheds new light on both the evolution of aquatic vertebrates and the sensory biology of their astonishing transition. Expand
A retroposon analysis of Afrotherian phylogeny.
It is concluded that these three lineages diverged very rapidly in a very short evolutionary period, with the consequence that ancestral polymorphism present in the last common ancestor of Paenungulata results in such incongruence. Expand
From Land to Water: the Origin of Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises
This work focuses on the evolution of cetacean organ systems, as these document the transition from land to water in detail. Expand
Early Eocene warming events and the timing of terrestrial faunal exchange between India and Asia
The timing of initiation of continent-continent collision between Asia and India is controversial, but this major tectonic event is generally thought to have occurred in the Early Eocene, ca. 50 Ma.Expand