Asteroceras

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Asteroceras
Temporal range: Sinemurian[1]
Ammonite Asteroceras.jpg
Asteroceras fossil from Dorset, England.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Family: Arietitidae
Genus: Asteroceras
Species [2]
  • A. confusum
  • A. obtusum
  • A. smithii
  • A. stellare
  • A. turneri
Asteroceras

Asteroceras is an extinct genus of cephalopod belonging to the Ammonite subclass. Asteroceras fossils may be found at Lyme Regis in the Asteroceras obtusum zone of Upper Sinemurian age.[3][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "Sepkoski's Online Genus Database". Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  2. ^ a b Paleobiology Database - Asteroceras. 2014-05-29.
  3. ^ Martell, D. M. 1995. An Ichthyosaur with Preserved Soft Tissue from the Sinemurian of Southern England. Palaeontology. 38(4): 897-903