Owenites simplex Welter 1922 (ceratite)

Cephalopoda - Ceratitida - Melagathiceratidae

Synonyms: Owenites kwangsiensis Chao 1959, Owenites plicatus Chao 1959

Full reference: O. A. Welter. 1922. Die Ammoniten der Unteren Trias von Timor. Palaeontologie von Timor 11:83-160

Belongs to Owenites according to T. Brühwiler et al. 2012

See also Brayard and Bucher 2008, Brühwiler et al. 2010, Brühwiler and Bucher 2012, Kummel 1968 and Welter 1922

Sister taxa: Owenites carpenteri, Owenites koeneni

Type specimens:

  • Owenites simplex: Its type locality is Bahati, dark red limestone blocks, which is in a Smithian carbonate limestone in East Timor
  • Owenites kwangsiensis:
  • Owenites plicatus:

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): shell diameter 19.1


• Triassic of China (4 collections), East Timor (1), India (3), Indonesia (5), Oman (1)

Total: 14 collections each including a single occurrence

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