Morphology and Function of the Vertebral Column in Remingtonocetus domandaensis (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the Middle Eocene Domanda Formation of Pakistan

  title={Morphology and Function of the Vertebral Column in Remingtonocetus domandaensis (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the Middle Eocene Domanda Formation of Pakistan},
  author={Ryan M. Bebej and Munir ul-Haq and Iyad S. Zalmout and Philip D. Gingerich},
  journal={Journal of Mammalian Evolution},
The archaeocete family Remingtonocetidae is a group of early cetaceans known from the Eocene of India and Pakistan. Previous studies of remingtonocetids focused primarily on cranial anatomy due to a paucity of well-preserved postcranial material. Here we describe the morphology of the known vertebral column in Remingtonocetus domandaensis based largely on a single well-preserved partial skeleton recovered from the upper Domanda Formation of Pakistan. The specimen preserves most of the precaudal… 
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