Acanthinites

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Acanthinites
Conservation status
Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Genus: Acanthinites
Mojsisovics 1893

Acanthinites is an extinct genus of cephalopod belonging to the Ammonite subclass which was described by Mojsisovics in 1893. Acanthinites has only one described species, A. magnificus and lived in what is now the province of British Columbia in western Canada. Its fossils are found in the Norian stage which lasted from about 203.6 to 216.5 million years ago and is part of the Triassic Period.