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Balatonites whitneyi Bucher 1992 (ceratite)

Cephalopoda - Ammonoidea - Balatonitidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 192987

Full reference: H. Bucher. 1992. Ammonoids of the Shoshonensis Zone (Middle Anisian, Middle Triassic) from northwestern Nevada (USA). Jahrbuch der Geologischen Bundesanstalt 135:425-465

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 shoshonensis, Balatonites transfuga

Type specimen: USNM 448216. Its type locality is Favret Canyon HB 171, Augusta Mountains, which is in a Pelsonian marine horizon in the Favret Formation of Nevada.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): shell width 8.39, shell diameter 43.8