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Leconteia Hyatt and Smith 1905 (ceratite)

Cephalopoda - Ammonoidea - Clionitidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 251795

Smith (1914) proposed Leconteiceras as a replacement name because he thought the genus was proposed by Lecontia Champion, 1893. However, the two genera have different spellings so Leconteia is valid and no replacement name is required.

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Synonym: Leconteiceras Smith 1914 [objective synonym] (taxon 14211)

Full reference: A. Hyatt and J. P. Smith. 1905. The Triassic cephalopod genera of America. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 40:1-394

Parent taxon: Clionititidae according to M. E. Clapham 2015

Sister taxa: Californites, Clionitites, Indoclionites, Sympolycyclus

Subtaxa: Leconteia californica, Leconteiceras occidentale

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Type: Leconteia californica

Ecology: nektonic carnivore