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Klipsteinia achelous Munster 1834 (ceratite)

Cephalopoda - Ammonoidea - Trachyceratidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 351058

Alternative combinations: Ammonites (Ceratites) achelous, Ceratites achelous

Synonyms: Ammonites hoplophorus Giebel 1852 (no. 264245), Goniatites armatus Münster 1841 (no. 264243), Goniatites friesei Münster 1841 (no. 269404), Rossiceras armatum Münster 1841 (no. 264244)

Belongs to Klipsteinia according to M. Urlichs 2017

Sister taxa: Klipsteinia disciformis, Klipsteinia nataliae, Klipsteinia radiata

Type specimens:

  • Klipsteinia achelous: BSPG AS VII 413. Its type locality is St. Cassian (Munster coll), which is in a Julian carbonate limestone in the Cassian Formation of Italy.
  • Ammonites hoplophorus:
  • Goniatites armatus: Its type locality is St. Cassian (Munster coll), which is in a Julian carbonate limestone in the Cassian Formation of Italy.
  • Goniatites friesei: Its type locality is St. Cassian (Munster coll), which is in a Julian carbonate limestone in the Cassian Formation of Italy.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): shell width 2.94, shell diameter 6.89