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Mooreoceras australis Waterhouse 1987 (mollusk)

Cephalopoda - Pseudorthocerida - Pseudorthoceratidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 205726

Full reference: J. B. Waterhouse. 1987. Late Palaeozoic Mollusca and correlations from the south-east Bowen Basin, east Australia. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 198(4-6):129-333

Belongs to Mooreoceras according to J. B. Waterhouse 1987

Sister taxa: Mooreoceras giganteum, Mooreoceras regulare, Mooreoceras sibumasuense, Mooreoceras wedingtonianum, Mooreoceras zalazarensis

Type specimen: UQ F69968. Its type locality is UQ L2574, creek behind stockyard, Gyranda Homestead, which is in a Wuchiapingian marine siliciclastic in the Barfield Formation of Australia.

Ecology: fast-moving nektonic carnivore