Named By: K. Post & E. J. O. Kompanje - 2010.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Cetacea, Odontoceti, Delphinidae.
Species: P. hoekmani (type).
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.
- A new dolphin (Cetacea, Delphinidae) from the Plio-Pleistocene of the North Sea. - Deinsea 14:1-12. - K. Post & E. J. O. Kompanje - 2010.