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Platycuccoceras praebalatonensis Bucher 1988 (ceratite)

Cephalopoda - Ammonoidea - Balatonitidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 176852

Full reference: H. Bucher. 1988. A new Middle Anisian (Middle Triassic) ammonoid zone from northwestern Nevada. Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae 81(3):723-762

Belongs to Platycuccoceras according to H. Bucher 1988

Sister taxa: Platycuccoceras bijiense, Platycuccoceras bonaevistae, Platycuccoceras cainense, Platycuccoceras carnicum, Platycuccoceras favretense, Platycuccoceras labiatus, Platycuccoceras rugosum, Platycuccoceras silberlingi, Platycuccoceras tozeri, Platycuccoceras yoga

Type specimen: USNM 427243, a shell. Its type locality is Favret Canyon HB 175, Augusta Mountains, which is in a Pelsonian marine limestone in the Favret Formation of Nevada.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): shell width 8.31, shell diameter 47.2