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Agathiceras

Description

Agathiceras is a subglobose goniatitid from the family Agathiceratidae, widespread and locally abundant in Lower Pennsylvanian to Middle Permian sediments, e.g. the Urals, Sicily, and Texas.


Source Data
SourceIDLink
Global Biodiversity Information Facility ID (GBIF)4623818https://www.gbif.org/species/4623818
PaleoBioDB ID (PBDB)13608https://paleobiodb.org/classic/checkTaxonInfo?taxon_no=13608
Rankgenus
Taxonomy (GBIF)Life : Animalia : Mollusca : Cephalopoda : Ammonoidea : Agathiceratidae : Agathiceras
Taxonomy (PBDB)Life : Animalia : Mollusca : Cephalopoda : Goniatitida : Agathiceratidae : Agathiceras
Taxonomic Status (GBIF)accepted
Classification
(PBDB,GBIF)
RankNameAuthor
-Eukaryota
-OpisthokontaCavalier-Smith 1987
kingdomAnimalia
-Bilateria
-EubilateriaAx 1987
-ProtostomiaGrobben 1908
-Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
phylumMolluscaLinnaeus 1758
classCephalopodaCuvier 1797
subclassAmmonoidea
orderGoniatitidaHyatt 1884
suborderGoniatitinaHyatt 1884
superfamilyAgathiceratoideaArthaber 1911
familyAgathiceratidaeArthaber 1911
genusAgathicerasGemmellaro 1888
Scientific NameAgathiceras Gemmellaro, 1888
Name Published InGiorn. Sci. Nat. Econ. Palermo, 19
Opinions (PBDB)
NameRankOpinionEvidenceAuthor
Agathicerasgenusbelongs to Agathiceratidaestated with evidenceTeichert, 1944
Agathicerasgenusbelongs to Goniatitidasecond handSepkoski, 2002
Agathicerasgenusbelongs to Agathiceratidaestated without evidenceTazawa et al., 2005
Agathicerasgenusbelongs to Agathiceratidaestated with evidenceKorn, 2006
Status (PBDB)extinct
Taxon Size (PBDB)19
First Recorded Appearance304 - 299 Ma
Carboniferous
Last Recorded Appearance265 - 260 Ma
Permian
Motilityfast-moving (based on Ammonoidea)
Visionwell-developed (based on Cephalopoda)
Dietcarnivore (based on Ammonoidea)
Taphonomyaragonite (based on Goniatitida)
Primary Reference (PBDB)G. G. Gemmellaro. 1887. La Fauna dei Calcari con Fusulina della Valle del Fiume Sosio nella Provincia di Palermo, Fasc. 1 - Ammonoidea. Giornale di Scienze Naturali e Economiche 19:1-106
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agathiceras

Fossil Distribution

Subtaxa

NameStatusCommon Name(s)Fossil OccurrencesOldestYoungest
Agathiceras (Agathiceras)
subgenus
listed (PBDB)
Agathiceras anceps
species
accepted (GBIF)
listed (PBDB)
1269 Ma
Permian
269 Ma
Permian
Agathiceras applanatum
species
accepted (GBIF)
listed (PBDB)
1272 Ma
Permian
272 Ma
Permian
Agathiceras applini
species
accepted (GBIF)
listed (PBDB)
2290 Ma
Permian
290 Ma
Permian
Agathiceras ciscoense
species
accepted (GBIF)
listed (PBDB)
4304 Ma
Carboniferous
304 Ma
Carboniferous
Agathiceras ciscoensis
species
accepted (GBIF)No associated record in PBDB
Agathiceras contractum
species
accepted (GBIF)
listed (PBDB)
1290 Ma
Permian
290 Ma
Permian
Agathiceras divisum
species
accepted (GBIF)
listed (PBDB)
1272 Ma
Permian
272 Ma
Permian
Agathiceras frechi
species
accepted (GBIF)
listed (PBDB)
3304 Ma
Carboniferous
304 Ma
Carboniferous
Agathiceras girtyi
species
accepted (GBIF)
listed (PBDB)
18279 Ma
Permian
269 Ma
Permian
Agathiceras jilinense
species
accepted (GBIF)
listed (PBDB)
2269 Ma
Permian
269 Ma
Permian
Agathiceras mediterraneum
species
accepted (GBIF)
listed (PBDB)
65290 Ma
Permian
279 Ma
Permian
Agathiceras sequaxilirae
species
accepted (GBIF)
listed (PBDB)
4299 Ma
Carboniferous
299 Ma
Carboniferous
Agathiceras suessi
species
accepted (GBIF)
listed (PBDB)
17290 Ma
Permian
265 Ma
Permian
Agathiceras sundaicum
species
accepted (GBIF)
listed (PBDB)
5296 Ma
Permian
272 Ma
Permian
Agathiceras tornatum
species
accepted (GBIF)
listed (PBDB)
1269 Ma
Permian
269 Ma
Permian
Agathiceras uralicum
species
accepted (GBIF)
listed (PBDB)
57304 Ma
Carboniferous
272 Ma
Permian
Agathiceras verkhoyanicum
species
accepted (GBIF)
listed (PBDB)
1299 Ma
Carboniferous
299 Ma
Carboniferous
Agathiceras vulgatum
species
accepted (GBIF)
listed (PBDB)
5299 Ma
Carboniferous
299 Ma
Carboniferous

Synonymy List

YearName and Author
1887Agathiceras Gemmellaro p. 75
1944Agathiceras Teichert p. 85
1989Agathiceras Leonova p. 110
2002Agathiceras Sepkoski, Jr.
2005Agathiceras Tazawa et al. p. 22
2006Agathiceras Korn
2009Agathiceras Furnish et al. p. 60
2017Agathiceras Zhou p. 45

References

Gemmellaro G. G. La Fauna dei Calcari con Fusulina della Valle del Fiume Sosio nella Provincia di Palermo, Fasc. 1 - Ammonoidea, Giornale di Scienze Naturali e Economiche 19, 1-106
Teichert C. (1944) Two new ammonoids from the Permian of Western Australia, Journal of Paleontology 18 1, 83-89
Leonova T. B. (1989) Systematic paleontology, in Rannepermskie ammonoidei Yugo-Vostochnogo Pamira, Akademiya Nauk SSSR, Trudy Paleontologicheskogo Instituta 235, 1-198
Sepkoski, Jr. J. J. (2002) A compendium of fossil marine animal genera, Bulletins of American Paleontology 363, 1-560
Tazawa J., Fujikawa M., et al (2005) Middle Permian ammonoids from the Takakurayama area, Abukuma Mountains, northeast Japan, and their stratigraphical significance, Science Reports of Nigata University 20, 15-27
Korn D. (2006) Paleozoic ammonoid classification
Furnish W. M., Glenister B. F., et al (2009) , Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, Part L, Revised: Mollusca 4, Volume 2: Carboniferous and Permian Ammonoidea (Goniatitida and Prolecanitida), 1-258
Zhou Z. R. (2017) Permian basinal ammonoid sequence in Nanpanjiang area of South China - possible overlap between basinal Guadalupian and platform-based Lopingian, Journal of Paleontology 91 Memoir 74, 1-95
Museum Victoria KEmu database (Oct 2006) - via The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera
Nomenclator Zoologicus. A list of the names of genera and subgenera in zoology from the tenth edition of Linnaeus, 1758 to the end of 2004. Digitised by uBio from vols. 1-9 of Neave (ed.), 1939-1996 plus supplementary digital-only volume. http://ubio.org/NomenclatorZoologicus (as at 2006). - via The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera
Sepkoski, J. J., Jr. (2002). A compendium of fossil marine animal genera. Bulletins of American Paleontology. 363, 1-560. - via The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera
Giorn. Sci. Nat. Econ. Palermo, 19 - via The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera
Data courtesy of: PBDB: The Paleobiology Database, Creative Commons CC-BY licenced. , GBIF: the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, various licences, iDigBio, various licences, and EOL: The Encyclopedia of Life (Open Data Public Domain). Because fossils are made of minerals too!
Data courtesy of: PBDB: The Paleobiology Database, Creative Commons CC-BY licenced. , GBIF: the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, various licences, iDigBio, various licences, and EOL: The Encyclopedia of Life (Open Data Public Domain). Because fossils are made of minerals too!
 
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