Gateway to the Paleobiology Database
Nicholsites tozeri Bucher 1988 (ceratite)

Cephalopoda - Ammonoidea - Beyrichitidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 186075

Alternative combination: Nicomedites tozeri

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 Nicholsites according to H. Bucher 1992

Sister taxa: Nicholsites moderatus, Nicholsites newpassensis, Nicholsites parisi

Type specimen: USNM 427247, 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 14.3, shell diameter 49.5