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Nicholsites newpassensis Bucher 1992 (ceratite)

Cephalopoda - Ammonoidea - Beyrichitidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 186078

Full reference: H. Bucher. 1992. Ammonoids of the Hyatti Zone and the Anisian transgression in the Star Peak Group, Northwestern Nevada, USA. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 233:137-166

Belongs to Nicholsites according to C. Ji and H. Bucher 2018

Sister taxa: Nicholsites moderatus, Nicholsites parisi, Nicholsites tozeri

Type specimen: USNM 444114. Its type locality is McCoy Mine HB 157G, New Pass Range, which is in a Bithynian offshore limestone/siltstone in the Favret Formation of Nevada.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): shell width 10.6, shell diameter 33.9