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Lytoceras (Gaudryceras) aureum Anderson 1958 (ammonite)

Cephalopoda - Ammonitida - Gaudryceratidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 299432

Full reference: F. M. Anderson. 1958. Upper Cretaceous of the Pacific Coast. Geological Society of America Memoir 71:1-378

Belongs to Lytoceras (Gaudryceras) according to F. M. Anderson 1958

Sister taxa: Gaudryceras (Gaudryceras), Gaudryceras aenigma, Gaudryceras beantalyense, Gaudryceras crassicostatum, Gaudryceras hobetsense, Gaudryceras izumiense, Gaudryceras kayei, Gaudryceras makarovense, Gaudryceras mite, Gaudryceras numidum, Gaudryceras propemite, Gaudryceras seymouriense, Gaudryceras stefaninii, Gaudryceras striatum, Gaudryceras tenuiliratum, Gaudryceras varagurense, Lytoceras (Gaudryceras) alamedense, Lytoceras (Gaudryceras) delvallense, Lytoceras (Gaudryceras) denmanense, Lytoceras (Gaudryceras) texanum, Mesogaudryceras leptonema, Vertebrites murdochi, Gaudryceras (Neogaudryceras) pictum

Type specimen: CAS 29656.03, a shell. Its type locality is CAS Loc. 29656 - Ortigalita Creek [Moreno Fm], which is in a Maastrichtian marine sandstone in the Moreno Formation of California.

Ecology: fast-moving nektonic carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): shell width 51.0, shell diameter 140.0