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Balatonites gracilis Arthaber 1896 (ceratite)

Cephalopoda - Ammonoidea - Balatonitidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 207585

Full reference: G. Arthaber. 1896. Die Cephalopodenfauna der Reiflinger Kalke. Beiträge zur Paläontologie und Geologie Österreich-Ungarns und des Orients 10:1-111

Belongs to Balatonites according to J. K. Zhao and Y. G. Wang 1974

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

Type specimen: Its type locality is Tiefengraben (Arthaber section), which is in a Pelsonian/Illyrian carbonate limestone in the Gutenstein Formation of Austria

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): shell width 10.0, shell diameter 40.9