Named By: J. A. Wilson, M. S. Malkani & P. D. Gingerich - 2001.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Crocodylomorpha, Notosuchia, Sebecosuchia, Baurusuchidae, Baurusuchinae.
Species: P. pakistanensis (type).
Known locations: Pakistan, Balochistan - Pab Formation.
Time period: Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and post cranial remains of several individuals.
Pabwehshi is a genus of terrestrial crocodile that lived and hunted on dry land. At the time of writing, Pabwehshi is only known from the Pab Formation of Pakistan where fossils of Pabwehshi were laid down during the Maastrichtian stage of the Cretaceous. Pabwehshi is usually credited as being a member if the Baurusuchidae group of notosuchian crocodiles, though a study by Laesson and Sues in 2007 placed Pabwehshi within the Peirosauridae group of crocodiles. One feature of Pabwehshi, the presence of a sagittal torus on the maxillary palatal shelves, is so far not seen in other baurusuchid crocodiles.
- New crocodyliform (Reptilia, Mesoeucrocodylia) from the Upper Cretaceous Pab Formation of Vitakri, Balochistan (Pakistan). - Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 30(12):321-336. - J. A. Wilson, M. S. Malkani & P. D. Gingerich - 2001.
- Cranial osteology and phylogenetic relationships of Hamadasuchus rebouli (Crocodyliformes: Mesoeucrocodylia) from the Cretaceous of Morocco. - Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 149 (4): 533–567. - H. C. E. Larsson & H. -D. Sues - 2007.
- A New Baurusuchid (Crocodyliformes, Mesoeucrocodylia) from the Late Cretaceous of Brazil and the Phylogeny of Baurusuchidae. - PLoS ONE 6 (7): e21916. - F. C. Montefeltro, H. C. E. Larsson & M. C. Langer [Andrew A. Farke, ed.] - 2011.