Name: Platalearostrum ‭(‬spoon rostrum‭)‬.
Phonetic: Plat-a-lay-ross-trum.
Named By: K.‭ ‬Post‭ & ‬E.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬O.‭ ‬Kompanje‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Cetacea,‭ ‬Odontoceti,‭ ‬Delphinidae.
Species: P.‭ ‬hoekmani‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Piscivore/Carnivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Netherlands.
Time period: Late Pliocene to Mid Pleistocene.
Fossil representation: Partial remains including rostrum,‭ ‬maxilla,‭ ‬premaxilla and vomer.

       Platalearostrum is an extinct genus of dolphin that lived in the waters of what is now the North Sea.‭ ‬The first fossils of Platalearostrum were dredged up by a fishing trawler,‭ ‬and they show us that Platalearostrum probably had a balloon shaped head.‭

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new dolphin‭ (‬Cetacea,‭ ‬Delphinidae‭) ‬from the Plio-Pleistocene of the North Sea.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Deinsea‭ ‬14:1-12.‭ ‬-‭ ‬K.‭ ‬Post‭ & ‬E.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬O.‭ ‬Kompanje‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.


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