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Tainoceras balestense Prinoth and Posenato 2007 (nautiloid)

Cephalopoda - Nautilida - Tainoceratidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 165797

Full reference: H. Prinoth and R. Posenato. 2007. Late Permian nautiloids from the Bellerophon Formation of the Dolomites (Italy). Palaeontographica Abteilung A 282:135-165

Belongs to Tainoceras according to H. Prinoth and R. Posenato 2007

Sister taxa: Tainoceras abukumaense, 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 schellbachi, Tainoceras sexlineatum, Tainoceras toulai, Tainoceras trautscholdi, Tainoceras trimuense, Tainoceras wyomingense

Type specimen: MNS-HP32. Its type locality is Gran Roa, Ortisei, which is in a Changhsingian shallow subtidal limestone in the Bellerophon Formation of Italy.

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): shell width 38.9, shell diameter 94.1