Aspenites acutus Hyatt and Smith 1905 (ceratite)

Cephalopoda - Ceratitida - Aspenitidae

Synonyms: Aspenites laevis Welter 1922, Aspenites obtusus Smith 1932, Hemiaspenites obtusus Smith 1932

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

Belongs to Aspenites according to Y. Shigeta and H. D. Nguyen 2014

See also Brayard and Bucher 2008, Brayard et al. 2013, Brühwiler et al. 2010, Brühwiler and Bucher 2012, Brühwiler et al. 2012, Hyatt and Smith 1905, Kummel and Steele 1962, Nichols and Silberling 1979, Welter 1922 and Zhao and Wang 1974

Sister taxa: Aspenites chaoxianensis, Aspenites radiatus

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): shell diameter 30.4

Distribution:

• Triassic of China (17 collections), India (9), Oman (10), United States (21: Alaska, California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah), Vietnam (2)

Total: 59 collections including 60 occurrences

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