Arctohungarites

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Arctohungarites
Conservation status
Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Order: Ceratitida
Family: Danubitidae
Genus: Arctohungarites

Arctohungarites is a Triassic ammonoid now placed in the ceratitid family Danubitidae, but previously included in the Hungeritidae.

The shell of Arctohungerites is subdiscoidal, involute, with a rounded venter, weak sigmoidal folds on the body chamber and a distinct ventral keel on the distal end of the chambered portion. The suture is ceratitic.

Arctohungerites was found in Middle Triassic (Anisian) sediments in northern Siberia

References[edit]

  • Arkell et al. Mesozoic Ammonoidea; Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, Part L, Ammonoidea. Geol Soc of America and Univ Kansas press. R. C. Moore (Ed)
  • Classification of E. T. Tozer 1981