Ananorites

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Ananorites
Temporal range: Middle Triassic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Order: Ceratitida
Superfamily: Noritaceae
Family: Noritidae
Genus: Ananorites
Diener 1907


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.

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