Temporal range: Anisian Anisian
Balatonites is an extinct cephalopod genus belonging to the ceratitid family Balatonitidae. There are at least four known species: B. balatonicus, B. oyama, B. shoshonensis, and B. zitteli.
The shell of Balatonites is essentially evolute, coiled with earlier whorls showing, and is laterally compressed with flattish sides and a roof-like venter. The sides are covered with radial ribs that have tubercles generally arranged in umbilical, median and ventral rows.
Balatonites has been found in the Alps, Balkans, Germany, Japan, and Nevada.
- Arkell, et al., 1957. Mesozoic Ammonoidea. Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology part L, Ammonoidea.
- Paleobiology Database Balatonites entry
- The Bay Science Foundation Balatonites zitteli  2009-06-15
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