Article: A new species of Protocetus (Cetacea) from the Middle Eocene of Kutch, western India
A. Sahni and V. P. Mishra
The recent discovery of a cetacean from the Middle Eocene (Lutetian) beds of south-western Kutch is the earliest record of mammals from India. The Archaeoceti are represented in India by a new species o Protocetus, Protocetus sloani sp. nov., based on a partial skull and two mandibular fragments. The age of the bone-bearing horizon is Lutetian on the basis of an associated foraminiferal assemblage.