Temporal range: Middle Triassic
Ananorites is an extinct cephalopod belonging to the ceratitd family Noritidae found in the Middle Triassic of the Himalaya. The shell is thinly discoidal, evolute, and smooth; cross section highly compressed; venter narrowly rounded except at the late stage where sharp shoulders are developed.
As with others of its kind, Ananorites was probably a nektonic (swimming) stalking marine predator that spent its time hunting above the sea floor.
- Arkell, et al., 1957. Mesozoic Ammonoidea; Part L, Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology.
- Paleobiology Database entry on Ananorites
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