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Gymnotropites americanus

Cephalopoda - Ceratitida - Tropitidae

Taxonomy
Paratropites (Gymnotropites) americanus was named by Hyatt and Smith (1905). It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Brock Mountain, 3 miles east of Madison's ranch (Trachyceras subzone), which is in a Tuvalian carbonate limestone in the Hosselkus Formation of California. It is the type species of Gymnotropites.

It was recombined as Gymnotropites americanus by Spath (1951) and Tozer (1994).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1905Paratropites (Gymnotropites) americanus Hyatt and Smith p. 56 figs. Pl 32, figs 1-10
1927Paratropites (Gymnotropites) americanus Smith p. 46 figs. Pl 32, figs 1-10
1951Gymnotropites americanus Spath p. 89
1994Gymnotropites americanus Tozer p. 214 figs. Pl 92, figs 15a,b

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classCephalopodaCuvier 1797
subclassAmmonoidea(Zittel 1884)
orderCeratitidaHyatt 1884
superfamilyTropitaceae(Mojsisovics 1875)
familyTropitidaeMojsisovics 1875
genusGymnotropitesHyatt and Smith 1905
speciesamericanus()

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