Ammonitoceras

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Ammonitoceras
Temporal range: Aptian[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Family: Ancyloceratidae
Genus: Ammonitoceras
Dumas, 1876

Ammonitoceras is an extinct genus of cephalopod belonging to the ammonite subclass that lived during the latter part of the Early Cretaceous in what is now Europe and the transcaspian region. Ammonitoceras was named by Dumas, 1876, the type-species: Ammonitoceras ucetiae.[2]


Although the description doesn't mention a hook, as in Ancyloceras or Acrioceras, Ammonitoceras is included in the Ancyloceratidae. However neither do Australiceras or Tropaeum, which are also included.

References[edit]

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