The king of the Taphians and Teleboans, the son of Taphius. He was the father of Chromius, Tyrannus, Antiochus, Chersidamas, Mestor, and Everes, and a daughter, Comaetho. The latter was in love with Amphitryon while he was at war with her people. To secure his victory she cut off — or pulled out — Pterelaus' golden hair, the source of his strength and immortality bestowed on him by Poseidon.
- Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library ii, 4.5 ff.
- Tzetzes on Lycophron, 932.