Restoration of genus Indohyus
Raoellidae is an extinct family of semi-aquatic artiodactyls in the Suborder Cetancodonta. Fossils of raoellids are found in Eocene strata of South and South-East Asia.
Indohyus ("India's pig") is a genus of extinct artiodactyl known from Eocene fossils in Asia. This small deer-like animal found in the Himalayas is a close relative of whales.
About the size of a raccoon or domestic cat, this herbivorous deer-like creature shared some of the traits of whales, and showed signs of adaptations to aquatic life, including a thick and heavy outer coating to bones which is similar to the bones of modern creatures such the hippopotamus, and reduces buoyancy so that they can stay underwater. This suggests a similar survival strategy to the African mousedeer or water chevrotain which, when threatened by a bird of prey, dives into water and hides beneath the surface for up to four minutes.
Raoella Raoella dograi Haqueina Haqueina haquei Indohyus Indohyus indirae Indohyus major Kunmunella Kunmunella kalakotensis Kunmunella transversa Metkatius Metkatius kashmiriensis Khirtharia Khirtharia aurea Khirtharia dayi Khirtharia inflatus