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Balatonites hexatuberculatus Monnet and Bucher 2005 (ceratite)

Cephalopoda - Ammonoidea - Balatonitidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 197608

Full reference: C. Monnet and H. Bucher. 2005. New Middle and Late Anisian (Middle Triassic) Ammonoid Faunas From Northwestern Nevada(USA): Taxonomy and Biochronology. Fossils and Strata 52:1-121

Belongs to Balatonites according to C. Monnet and H. Bucher 2005

Sister taxa: Balatonites balatonicus, Balatonites constrictus, Balatonites contractus, Balatonites doris, Balatonites egregius, Balatonites gemmatus, Balatonites gracilis, Balatonites haueri, Balatonites hystrix, Balatonites kingi, Balatonites lateumbilicatus, Balatonites lineatus, Balatonites ottonis, Balatonites oyamai, Balatonites punjabiensis, Balatonites semilaevis, Balatonites shoshonensis, Balatonites transfuga, Balatonites whitneyi

Type specimen: PIMUZ 25134. Its type locality is Ferguson Canyon HB 739, Augusta Mountains, which is in a Pelsonian marine horizon in Nevada.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): shell width 7.49, shell diameter 30.6