Named By: R. Kellogg - 1936.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Cetacea, Basilosauridae, Basilosaurinae.
Species: P. paulsoni (type), P. einori, P. aithai.
Known locations: North Africa. Russia. Ukraine. USA.
Time period: Middle Eocene.
Fossil representation: Partial remains of several individuals.
is a genus of basilosaurid whale
known to have ranged across the
Atlantic Ocean and throughout European and north African waters.
- A Review of the Archaeoceti. - Carnegie Institution of Washington 482:1-366 - R. Kellogg - 1936.
- New fauna of archaeocete whales (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the Bartonian middle Eocene of southern Morocco. - Journal of African Earth Sciences 111: 273–286. - Philip D. Gingerich & Samir Zouhri - 2015.