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Hercoglossa harrisi

Cephalopoda - Nautilida - Hercoglossidae

Hercoglossa harrisi was named by Miller and Thompson (1937) [DISTRIBUTION: Paleocene; Gulf Coastal Plain.]. It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Marac Quarry (Rutsch locality 22), which is in a Thanetian marine limestone in the Soldado Formation of Trinidad and Tobago.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1933Hercoglossa harrisi Miller and Thompson p. 308 figs. pl. 36, figs. 1, 2
1937Hercoglossa harrisi Miller and Thompson p. 60 figs. pl. 7, figs. 1, 2
1938Hercoglossa harrisi Miller and Furnish pp. 150, 151
1940Hercoglossa harrisi Stenzel p. 744
1947Hercoglossa harrisi Miller p. 51

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EubilateriaAx 1987
classCephalopodaCuvier 1797
subclassNautiloideaAgassiz 1847
orderNautilidaAgassiz 1847
superfamilyNautiloidea(de Blainville 1825)
familyHercoglossidaeSpath 1927
genusHercoglossaConrad 1866

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.

Hercoglossa harrisi Miller and Thompson 1937
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No diagnoses are available
shell height241.729.060.044.521.9
shell diameter268.647.0100.073.537.5
shell inflation23.463.004.003.500.707

Composition: aragoniteo
Environment: marinec
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: nektobenthico
Diet: carnivoreo
Vision: well-developedc
Created: 2005-01-28 02:35:00
Modified: 2009-09-27 12:10:42
Source: o = order, c = class
References: Kiessling 2003, Kiessling 2004

Age range: Thanetian or 59.20000 to 56.00000 Ma

Collections (2 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Thanetian59.2 - 56.0Trinidad and Tobago Hercoglossa harrisi (type locality: 166081)
Thanetian59.2 - 56.0Trinidad and Tobago (San Fernando) Hercoglossa harrisi (168382)