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Aturoidea paucifex Cope 1866 (nautiloid)

Cephalopoda - Nautilida - Hercoglossidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 122894

Alternative combinations: Aturia pancifex, Hercoglossa paucifex, Paraturia paucifex

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1866. [A specimen of Nautilus]. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia 18:3-4

Belongs to Aturoidea according to A. K. Miller and M. L. Thompson 1935

Sister taxa: Aturoidea brunlechneri, Aturoidea brunnschweileri, Aturoidea distans, Aturoidea mathewsonii, Aturoidea olssoni, Aturoidea parkinsoni, Aturoidea pilsbryi, Aturoidea vieirai

Type specimen: ANSP 13133, a shell. Its type locality is Heritage Pit, north of Glassboro, which is in a Danian offshore sandstone in the Hornerstown Formation of New Jersey.

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): shell width 120.0, shell diameter 200.0