Balearites

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Balearites
Temporal range: Hauterivian[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Order: Ancyloceratida
Family: Crioceratidae
Genus: Balearites
Sarkar 1954
Species [2]
  • B. balearis
  • B. pseudothurmannii

Balearites is an extinct ancylocerid genus included in the family Crioceratidae, subclass Ammonoidea, from the Lower Cretaceous.

The shell, or conch, of Balearites is planispiral; whorls compressed, fairly flat sided, barely in contact (sub-gyroconic); venter (outer rim) rounded; ribs fine,flexious, branching equally in 2s, 3s, or 4s from weak umbilical tubercles.[citation needed]

Genera assumed to be related include Aegocrioceras, Crioceratites, and Hoplocrioceras.

Distribution[edit]

Cretaceous of Czechoslovakia, France and USSR [2]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "Sepkoski's Online Genus Database". Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  2. ^ a b "Paleobiology Database - Balearites". Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
Bibliography
  • Arkell, W.J, et al, 1957. Mesozoic Ammonoidea, Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology Part L, Mollusca 4. 1957.