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Tainoceras schellbachi Miller and Unklesbay 1942 (nautiloid)

Cephalopoda - Nautilida - Tainoceratidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 140280

Full reference: A. K. Miller and A. G. Unklesbay. 1942. Permian nautiloids from western United States. Journal of Paleontology 16(6):719-738

Belongs to Tainoceras according to A. K. Miller and W. Youngquist 1949

Sister taxa: Tainoceras abukumaense, Tainoceras balestense, Tainoceras carinatum, Tainoceras cavatum, Tainoceras changlingpuense, Tainoceras clydense, Tainoceras comptum, Tainoceras debile, Tainoceras duttoni, Tainoceras gibbosum, Tainoceras guizhouense, Tainoceras hunanense, Tainoceras kitakamiense, Tainoceras lateronodosum, Tainoceras malsineri, Tainoceras mingshanense, Tainoceras murrayi, Tainoceras nebrascense, Tainoceras orientale, Tainoceras rotundatum, Tainoceras sexlineatum, Tainoceras toulai, Tainoceras trautscholdi, Tainoceras trimuense, Tainoceras wyomingense

Type specimen: Grand Canyon NP Mus Fk-653. Its type locality is Hilltop, Grand Canyon, which is in a Kungurian shallow subtidal limestone in the Kaibab Formation of Arizona.

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): shell width 60.0, shell diameter 110.0