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Hoploscaphites birkelundae Landman and Waage 1993 (ammonite)

Cephalopoda - Ammonitida - Scaphitidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 340269

Alternative combination: Hoploscaphites birkelundi

Full reference: N. H. Landman and K. M. Waage. 1993. Scaphitid ammonites of the Upper Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) Fox Hills Formation in South Dakota and Wyoming. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 215:1-257

Belongs to Hoploscaphites according to N. H. Landman and W. A. Cobban 2003

Sister taxa: Hoploscaphites angmartussutensis, Hoploscaphites comprimus, Hoploscaphites constrictus, Hoploscaphites indicus, Hoploscaphites landesi, Hoploscaphites melloi, Hoploscaphites nicolletii, Hoploscaphites pumilis, Hoploscaphites quiriquinensis, Hoploscaphites tenuistriatus, Hoploscaphites vistulensis

Type specimen: YPM 27172, a shell

Ecology: fast-moving nektonic carnivore