Aioloceras

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Aioloceras
Temporal range: Albian[1]
Conservation status
Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Family: Hoplitidae
Genus: Aioloceras
Whitehouse 1936

Aioloceras is an ammonite, order Ammonitida, from near the end of the Early Cretaceous. The shell is compressed with the outer whorl covering much of the previous. Sides are slightly convex, converge toward a narrowly ached venter. Inner whorls have sharp falcoid ribs, outer are smooth. Umbilical tubercles are lacking. Similar related forms include Neosaynella and Cleoniceras.

Aioloceras has been found in Albian (uL Cret) sediments in Madagascar, Patagonia, and possibly Queensland.

References[edit]

Mesozoic Ammonoidea, Arkell et al; Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, Part L. Geol Soc of America (1957) p. L394.

  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "Sepkoski's Online Genus Database". Retrieved 2014-05-28.