Xenoceltites variocostatus Brayard and Bucher 2008 (ceratite)

Cephalopoda - Ceratitida - Xenoceltitidae

Full reference: A. Brayard and H. Bucher. 2008. Smithian (Early Triassic) ammonoid faunas from northwestern Guangxi (South China): taxonomy and biochronology. Fossils and Strata 55:1-179

Belongs to Xenoceltites according to O. P. Smyshlyaeva et al. 2018

See also Brayard and Bucher 2008, Brühwiler and Bucher 2012, Brühwiler et al. 2012 and Shigeta and Nguyen 2014

Sister taxa: Xenoceltites cordilleranus, Xenoceltites crenoventrosus, Xenoceltites crenulatus, Xenoceltites evolutus, Xenoceltites matheri, Xenoceltites opimus, Xenoceltites pauciradiatus, Xenoceltites praematurus, Xenoceltites rotula, Xenoceltites russkiensis, Xenoceltites spencei, Xenoceltites subevolutus, Xenoceltites subvariocostatus, Xenoceltites youngi, Xenoceltites ziyunensis

Type specimen: PIMUZ 25838. Its type locality is Waili Laren section NW13, which is in a Smithian slope mudstone in the Luolou Formation of China.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): shell diameter 23.5


• Triassic of China (11 collections), India (2), Pakistan (2), the Russian Federation (1), Vietnam (8)

Total: 24 collections each including a single occurrence

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