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Eumedlicottia whitneyi

Cephalopoda - Prolecanitida - Medlicottiidae

Taxonomy
Medlicottia whitneyi was named by Böse (1919). It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Clay Slide, WNW of Iron Mountain, Glass Mountains, which is in a Kungurian marine horizon in the Cathedral Mountain Formation of Texas.

It was recombined as Eumedlicottia whitneyi by Plummer and Scott (1937) and Leonova (2002).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1919Medlicottia whitneyi Böse p. 72 figs. Pl 1, figs 41-45a; text-fig
1937Eumedlicottia crotonensis Plummer and Scott p. 82 figs. Pl 6, figs 7-11
1937Eumedlicottia whitneyi Plummer and Scott p. 84 figs. Pl 5, figs 12,13
1940Medlicottia whitneyi Miller and Furnish p. 55 figs. Pl 6, fig 6; pl 8, figs 5,6; pl 10, figs 4,5
1942Medlicottia whitneyi Clifton p. 697 figs. Pl 103, fig 8
1944Medlicottia whitneyi Miller p. 85 figs. Pl 22, figs 3,4
1945Medlicottia whitneyi Miller p. 15
2002Eumedlicottia whitneyi Leonova p. 21

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
phylumMollusca
classCephalopodaCuvier 1797
RankNameAuthor
subclassAmmonoidea(Zittel 1884)
orderProlecanitidaMiller and Furnish 1954
superfamilyMedlicottioidea(Karpinsky 1889)
familyMedlicottiidae
subfamilyMedlicottiinae
genusEumedlicottiaSpath 1934
specieswhitneyi()

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.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
partNmeanminimummaximummedians.d.
shell height235.925.550.538.017.7
shell diameter257.841.880.060.927.0
shell inflation21.611.302.001.650.495

Composition: aragoniteo
Locomotion: fast-movingo
Life habit: nektonico
Diet: carnivoreo
Vision: well-developedc
Created: 2005-10-06 14:37:20
Modified: 2005-10-06 16:37:20
Source: o = order, c = class
References: Kiessling 2003, Kiessling 2004, Aberhan et al. 2004

Age range: base of the Kungurian to the top of the Roadian or 279.30000 to 268.80000 Ma

Collections (13 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Kungurian279.3 - 272.3Venezuela Medlicottia whitneyi (119258)
Kungurian279.3 - 272.3Mexico (Coahuila) Medlicottia whitneyi (63101)
Kungurian279.3 - 272.3USA (Texas) Eumedlicottia crotonensis (128589) Eumedlicottia whitneyi (105574 105926 106114) Medlicottia whitneyi (90740 90745 113203 113210 type locality: 128590)
Roadian272.3 - 268.8USA (Texas) Eumedlicottia whitneyi (106117) Medlicottia whitneyi (43512)