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Vandaites suttonensis

Cephalopoda - Ceratitida - Choristoceratidae

Taxonomy
Choristoceras suttonensis was named by Clapp and Shimer (1911). Its type specimen is GSC 7813 and is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is GSC 13703, Cowichan Lake, Vancouver Island, which is in a Rhaetian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the Sutton Formation of Canada.

It was corrected as Choristoceras suttonense by Smith (1927) and Tozer (1979); it was recombined as Vandaites suttonensis by Tozer (1994).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1911Choristoceras suttonensis Clapp and Shimer p. 434 figs. Pl 40, figs 4, 6
1927Choristoceras suttonense Smith p. 98 figs. Pl 105, figs 5,6
1979Choristoceras suttonense Tozer p. 134 figs. Pl 16.1, figs 1-3; text-fig 16.1K
1994Vandaites suttonensis Tozer p. 267 figs. Pl 147, figs 13-18; text-fig 120k-m

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classCephalopodaCuvier 1797
subclassAmmonoidea(Zittel 1884)
orderCeratitidaHyatt 1884
superfamilyChoristoceratoidea(Hyatt 1900)
familyChoristoceratidaeHyatt 1900
genusVandaites
speciessuttonensis()

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