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Balatonites shoshonensis Hyatt and Smith 1905 (ceratite)

Cephalopoda - Ammonoidea - Balatonitidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 192986

Full reference: A. Hyatt and J. P. Smith. 1905. The Triassic cephalopod genera of America. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 40:1-394

Belongs to Balatonites according to H. Bucher 1992

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 oyamai, Balatonites punjabiensis, Balatonites semilaevis, Balatonites transfuga, Balatonites whitneyi

Type specimen: Its type locality is Shoshone Mountains, which is in a Pelsonian carbonate limestone in Nevada

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): shell width 8.52, shell diameter 42.4