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Pharkidonotus percarinatus

Gastropoda - Bellerophontida - Bellerophontidae

Bellerophon percarinatus was named by Conrad (1842). It is not a trace fossil. It is the type species of Pharkidonotus.

It was recombined as Bellerophon (Pharkidonotus) percarinatus by Hoare (1961), Sturgeon (1964) and Yochelson and Saunders (1967); it was misspelled as Bellerophon pericarinatus by West (1970); it was recombined as Pharkidonotus percarinatus by Girty (1915), Morningstar (1922), Sturgeon (1937), Kues (1984), Kues (1985), Harper and Rollins (1985), Kues (1996), Kues and Batten (2001), Kues et al. (2002) and Wagner (2017).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1842Bellerophon percarinatus Conrad pp. 268 - 269 figs. pl. 16 f. 5
1858Bellerophon tricarinatus Shumard and Swallow p. 204
1912Bellerophon percarinatus Mark p. 298
1915Pharkidonotus percarinatus Girty pp. 165 - 169 figs. pl. 19 f. 4-9a-c
1922Pharkidonotus percarinatus Morningstar p. 248 figs. pl. 15 f. 6
1922Pharkidonotus percarinatus tricarinatus Morningstar pp. 248 - 249
1937Pharkidonotus percarinatus Sturgeon p. 357
1944Bellerophon (Pharkidonotus) tricarinatus Knight and Bridge p. 170 figs. 21-23
1961Bellerophon (Pharkidonotus) percarinatus Hoare pp. 140-141 figs. pl. 19 f. 16-17
1964Bellerophon (Pharkidonotus) percarinatus Sturgeon pp. 198 - 199 figs. pl. 31 f. 4-5
1967Bellerophon (Pharkidonotus) percarinatus Yochelson and Saunders p. 48
1970Bellerophon pericarinatus West
1984Pharkidonotus percarinatus Kues p. 110 figs. f. 3.6-3.7
1985Pharkidonotus percarinatus Harper and Rollins p. 23 figs. f. 6A-B
1985Pharkidonotus percarinatus Kues p. 12 figs. f. 2A
1996Pharkidonotus percarinatus Kues p. 179 figs. f. 6.27
2001Pharkidonotus percarinatus Kues and Batten p. 13 figs. f. 3.13-3.22
2001Pharkidonotus tricarinatus Kues and Batten p. 13
2002Pharkidonotus percarinatus Kues et al. p. 125 figs. 3K-L
2017Pharkidonotus percarinatus Wagner p. 5116

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EubilateriaAx 1987
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
orderBellerophontidaUlrich and Scofield 1897

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

B. S. Kues et al. 2002The shell surface is characterized by a prominent, elevated, median ridge that bears a narrow selenizone on its crest, and by closely spaced, conspicuous collabral folds that form nodes where they meet the medial ridge and curve gently laterally across the shell surface to the umbilical region. Approximately eight folds are present on the body whorl of a typical specimen. Other than these folds, the shell surface is smooth and lacks ornamentation. The inductura is thickened and knob-like, and undulates where it covers collabral folds early on the body whorl. The lateral lips meet the sides of the body whorl with slight curvature, producing an anomphalous umbilical area.