Balearites

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Balearites
Temporal range: Hauterivian[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Order: Ammonitida
Suborder: Ancyloceratina
Family: Crioceratitidae
Genus: Balearites
Sarkar 1954
Type species
Crioceras baleare Nolan, 1894
Synonyms

Binelliceras Sarkar, 1955

Balearites is an extinct ancylocerid genus included in the family Crioceratitidae, subclass Ammonoidea, from the Upper Hauterivian.[2]

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.

Species[edit]

Species within the genus Balearites include:[2]

  • B. angulicostatiformis Hoedemaker, 2013[3]
  • B. balearis Nolan, 1894
  • B. binelli Astier, 1851
  • B. catulloi Parona, 1898
  • B. ibizensis Wiedmann, 1962
  • B. nolani Sarkar, 1955
  • B. nowaki Sarkar, 1955
  • B. krenkeli Sarkar, 1955 (= B. montclusensis Wiedmann, 1962)
  • B. labrousseae Sarkar, 1955
  • B. lorioli Dimitrova, 1967
  • B. mortilleti Pictet & Loriol, 1858
  • B. oicasensis Hoedemaker, 2013[3]
  • B. pseudothurmanii Dimitrova, 1967
  • B. rotundatus Sarkar, 1955[3]
  • B. shankariae Sarkar, 1955
  • B. theodomirensis Hoedemaker, 2013[3]

Distribution[edit]

Fossils belonging to this genera were found on localities that are now in Slovakia,[4] Austria,[3] France,[2] Spain,[2] Switzerland,[2] Hungary,[3] Italy,[3] Bulgaria,[3] Russia[3] and Romania.[3]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "Sepkoski's Online Genus Database". Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Vermeulen (J.), Lazarin (P.), Lépinay (P.), Leroy (L.), Mascarelli (E.), Meister (C.) & Menkveld-Gfeller (U.), 2012 - Ammonites (Ancyloceratina, Turrilitina) nouvelles ou peu connues de l'Hauterivien supérieur. Annales du Museum d'Histoire Naturelle de Nice, t. 27, p. 271-318
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Hoedemaeker, P. J. "Genus Pseudothurmannia Spath, 1923 and related subgenera Crioceratites (Balearites) Sarkar, 1954 and C.(Binelliceras) Sarkar, 1977 (Lower Cretaceous Ammonoidea)." Rev Paléob 32 (2013): 1-209.
  4. ^ Borza, K., Michalík, J., Gašparíkov, V., & Vašíček, Z. (1984). The biostratigraphy of the Hauterivian/Barremian Boundary Beds in the Krížna Nappe, Western Carpathians (Czechoslovakia). Cretaceous research, 5(4), 349-356.
Bibliography
  • Arkell, W.J, et al, 1957. Mesozoic Ammonoidea, Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology Part L, Mollusca 4. 1957.