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Mescalites discoidalis

Cephalopoda - Goniatitida - Gonioloboceratidae

Taxonomy
Gonioloboceras discoidale was named by Bose (1920). It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Marr Ranch clay pits, Tularosa (YPM coll), which is in a Gzhelian marine shale in the Bursum Formation of New Mexico.

It was recombined as Gonioglyphioceras discoidale by Plummer and Scott (1937); it was recombined as Mescalites discoidalis by Furnish and Glenister (1971).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1920Gonioloboceras discoidale Bose p. 52
1937Gonioglyphioceras discoidale Plummer and Scott p. 337
1971Mescalites discoidalis Furnish and Glenister p. 306 figs. Pl 1, figs 1-6; pl 2, figs 9,10; text-figs 1,2b,c,3a

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
phylumMollusca
classCephalopodaCuvier 1797
RankNameAuthor
subclassAmmonoidea(Zittel 1884)
orderGoniatitidaHyatt 1884
suborderGoniatitinaHyatt 1884
superfamilyGonioloboceratoidea(Spath 1934)
familyGonioloboceratidaeSpath 1934
genusMescalites
speciesdiscoidalis(Bose 1920)

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