Named By: C. W. Andrews - 1920.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Mammalia, Cetacea, Archaeoceti, Protocetidae.
Species: P. lugardi (type).
Known locations: Nigeria - Ameki Formation.
Time period: Lutetian/Bartonian of the Eocene.
Fossil representation: Partial mandible (lower jaw).
Though described from a lower jaw, Pappocetus has been identified as distinct from other protocetid whales by the presence of a stepped notch on the underside of the jaw.
- A description of new species of zeuglodont and of leathery turtle from the Eocene of Southern Nigeria. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1919 18: 309–19. - C. W. Andrews - 1920.