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Metacoceras medlicottianum Waagen 1879 (nautiloid)

Cephalopoda - Nautilida - Tainoceratidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 204455

Alternative combination: Gyroceras medlicottianum

Full reference: W. H. Waagen. 1879. Productus Limestone Fossils, Part I. Salt Range Fossils, Palaeontologia Indica, Series 13 1(1):1-72

Belongs to Metacoceras according to B. Kummel 1953

Sister taxa: Metacoceras altilobatum, Metacoceras artiense, Metacoceras baylorense, Metacoceras bituberculatum, Metacoceras bowmani, Metacoceras carinatum, Metacoceras cheneyi, Metacoceras chittidilense, Metacoceras copei, Metacoceras cornutum, Metacoceras dorashamense, Metacoceras dorsoarmatum, Metacoceras dubium, Metacoceras hayi, Metacoceras hunanense, Metacoceras inconspicuum, Metacoceras knighti, Metacoceras kruglovi, Metacoceras orthogonium, Metacoceras parartiense, Metacoceras sangamonense, Metacoceras subpiszovi, Metacoceras subquadratum, Metacoceras sulciferum, Metacoceras unklesbayi, Metacoceras vagans

Type specimen: Its type locality is Khura, uppermost beds of Middle Productus-limestone, Salt Range, which is in a Wuchiapingian carbonate marl in the Wargal Formation of Pakistan

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): shell width 19.0, shell diameter 68.0