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Grypoceras rhaeticum Engeser and Reitner 1992 (nautiloid)

Cephalopoda - Nautilida - Grypoceratidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 325495

Full reference: T. Engeser and J. Reitner. 1992. Description of the first Rhaetian nautiloid (Grypoceras rhaeticum n. sp.) from the Kossen Beds of the Fonsjoch near Achensee (Austria). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Monatshefte 1992(4):231-241

Belongs to Grypoceras according to T. Engeser and J. Reitner 1992

Sister taxa: Grypoceras aemulans, Grypoceras bidorsatoides, Grypoceras brahmanicum, Grypoceras griesbachi, Grypoceras guembeli, Grypoceras haloricum, Grypoceras laubei, Grypoceras mesodicum, Grypoceras milleri, Grypoceras obtusum, Grypoceras palladii, Grypoceras quadrangulum, Grypoceras whitneyi

Type specimen: GPIUMH 2515, a shell. Its type locality is Kossen Beds, Fonsjoch Section, Achensee, which is in a Rhaetian carbonate limestone in the Kossen Formation of Austria.

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): width 5.80, diameter 16.0