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Temporal range: Dzhulfian
Araxoceras latissimum.jpg
Araxoceras latissimum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Order: Ceratitida
Superfamily: Otoceratoidea
Family: Araxoceratidae
Genus: Araxoceras
Ruzhencev, 1959
Type species
Araxoceras latissimum
  • A. latissimum Ruzhencev, 1959
  • A. latum Ruzhencev, 1962
  • A. trochoides Abich, 1959
  • A. rotoides Ruzhencev, 1962
  • A. varicatum Ruzhencev, 1962
  • A. glenisteri Ruzhencev, 1962
  • A. tectum Ruzhencev, 1962
  • A. kiangsiense Chao, 1965
  • A. abarquense Zakharov et Mousavi Abnavi, 2010
  • A. iranense Zakharov et Mousavi Abnavi, 2010

Araxoceras is an extinct genus of ceratitid ammonite cephalopod that lived in the Late Permian marine environments of Iran,[1][2] South China[2][3] and Japan.[4] The various species had distinctive, angular-cornered shells.


  1. ^ Zakharov, Yu D., N. Mousavi Abnavi, M. Yazdi, and M. Ghaedi. "New species of Dzhulfian (Late Permian) ammonoids from the Hambast Formation of Central Iran." Paleontological Journal 44, no. 6 (2010): 614-621.
  2. ^ a b Spinosa, Claude, W. M. Furnish, and Brian F. Glenister. "Araxoceratidae, Upper Permian ammonoids, from the western Hemisphere." Journal of Paleontology (1970): 730-736.
  3. ^ Zong-yan, Z. H. A. N. G., H. E. Wei-hong2a, Z. H. A. N. G. Yang2b, Y. A. N. G. Ting-lu2a, and W. U. Shun-bao2a. "Late Permian-Earliest Triassic Ammonoid Sequences from the Rencunping Section, Sangzhi County, Hunan Province, South China and Their Regional Correlation." Geological Science and Technology Information 1 (2009): 005.
  4. ^ Ehiro, Masayuki. "Permian ammonoid fauna of the Kitakami Massif, northeast Japan." Palaeoworld 9 (1998): 113-122.