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Zelandites Marshall 1926 (ammonite)

Cephalopoda - Ammonitida - Gaudryceratidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 97608

Alternative spelling: Anagaudryceras (Zelandites)

Synonym: Varunaites (taxon 85440)

Full reference: P. Marshall. 1926. The Upper Cretaceous ammonites of New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 56:129-210

Parent taxon: Gaudryceratidae according to W. J. Kennedy and N. J. Morris 2018

Sister taxa: Anagaudryceras, Eogaudryceras, Gabbioceratinae, Gaudryceras, Gaudryceras sigcau, Parajaubertella

Subtaxa: Zelandites europae, Zelandites inflatus, Zelandites kaiparaensis, Zelandites odiensis, Zelandites perezi, Zelandites varuna

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Ecology: fast-moving nektonic carnivore