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Prototoceras simplex Qin 1986 (ceratite)

Cephalopoda - Ammonoidea - Araxoceratidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 266617

Full reference: Z. S. Qin. 1986. New material of early Late Permian cephalopods in Fengcheng-Gaoan area, Jiangxi. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica 25:272-283

Belongs to Prototoceras according to Z. S. Qin 1986

Sister taxa: Prototoceras anfuense, Prototoceras complanatum, Prototoceras diluterotalum, Prototoceras fengchengense, Prototoceras hunanense, Prototoceras inflatum, Prototoceras japonicum, Prototoceras longilobatum, Prototoceras multidenticulatum, Prototoceras pachygyrum, Prototoceras plicatum, Prototoceras pulchriforme, Prototoceras venustum, Prototoceras xiangulingense

Type specimen: Geological Bureau of Jiangxi Dong49. Its type locality is Dongshenling, Middle Member, Fengcheng County, which is in a Wuchiapingian coastal siliciclastic in the Loping Formation of China.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): shell width 7.00, shell diameter 22.0