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Balatonites oyamai Bando 1964 (ceratite)

Cephalopoda - Ammonoidea - Balatonitidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 174361

Full reference: Y. Bando. 1964. The Triassic stratigraphy and ammonite fauna of Japan. Science Reports of the Tohoku University. Second Series, Geology 36:1-137

Belongs to Balatonites according to Y. Bando 1964

Sister taxa: Balatonites balatonicus, Balatonites constrictus, Balatonites contractus, Balatonites doris, Balatonites egregius, Balatonites gemmatus, Balatonites gracilis, Balatonites haueri, Balatonites hexatuberculatus, Balatonites hystrix, Balatonites kingi, Balatonites lateumbilicatus, Balatonites lineatus, Balatonites ottonis, Balatonites punjabiensis, Balatonites semilaevis, Balatonites shoshonensis, Balatonites transfuga, Balatonites whitneyi

Type specimen: IGPS 62558. Its type locality is Iwaida, Watanoha-cho, Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture, which is in a Pelsonian marine shale in the Rifu Formation of Japan.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): shell width 6.00, shell diameter 46.0