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Metalegoceras liratum Zhao and Zheng 1977 (ammonite)

Cephalopoda - Ammonoidea - Metalegoceratidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 143178

Alternative combination: Pseudometalegoceras liratum

Full reference: J. K. Zhao and Z. G. Zheng. 1977. The Permian ammonoids from Zhejiang and Jiangxi. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica 16:217-252

Belongs to Metalegoceras according to W. M. Furnish et al. 2009

Sister taxa: Metalegoceras (Artimetalegoceras), Metalegoceras (Metalegoceras), Metalegoceras ajdaralense, Metalegoceras arcticum, Metalegoceras aricki, Metalegoceras australe, Metalegoceras baylorense, Metalegoceras bosterense, Metalegoceras crenatum, Metalegoceras evolutum, Metalegoceras hudsoni, Metalegoceras kayi, Metalegoceras klimovi, Metalegoceras pamiricum, Metalegoceras platyventrum, Metalegoceras rotundatum, Metalegoceras schucherti, Metalegoceras shangraoense, Metalegoceras shyndense, Metalegoceras sogurense, Metalegoceras spirale, Metalegoceras striatum, Metalegoceras sundaicum, Metalegoceras toumanskayae, Metalegoceras tschernyschewi

Type specimen: NIGP 44601, a shell. Its type locality is Caijiawan, Pengjia Mb, Shangrao County, which is in a Wordian marine siliciclastic in the Hutang Formation of China.

Ecology: fast-moving nektonic carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): shell width 35.0, shell diameter 52.8