Name: Platyosphys.
Phonetic: Plat-e-oh-so-fiss.
Named By: R.‭ ‬Kellogg‭ ‬-‭ ‬1936.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Cetacea,‭ ‬Basilosauridae,‭ ‬Basilosaurinae.
Species: P.‭ ‬paulsoni‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬einori,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬aithai.
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: North Africa.‭ ‬Russia.‭ ‬Ukraine.‭ ‬USA.
Time period: Middle Eocene.
Fossil representation: Partial remains of several individuals.

       Platyosphys is a genus of basilosaurid whale known to have ranged across the Atlantic Ocean and throughout European and north African waters.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.


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