Bisatoceratidae

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Bisatoceratidae
Temporal range: Bashkirian - Missourian
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Order: Goniatitida
Suborder: Goniatitina
Superfamily: Thalassoceratoidea
Family: Bisatoceratidae
Ruzhentsev 1975
Genera

Bisatoceratidae is a family of Late Paleozoic ammonites now included in the Thalassoceratoidea characterized by thick-discoidal to subglobular, involute shells in which lobes are simple. Some forms have spiral ornamentation.

Bisatoceratidae was originally a subfamily of the Goniatitidae as Bisatoceratinae, named by Miller and Furnish, 1957, and introduced in the Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, Part L, 1957. Its relation to the Thalassoceratidae is tenuous.[why?]

References[edit]

  • Arkell, W.J.; Kummel, B.; Wright, C.W. (1957). Mesozoic Ammonoidea. Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, Part L, Mollusca 4. Lawrence, Kansas: Geological Society of America and University of Kansas Press. 
  • Bisatoceratidae in GONIAT 6/14/12
  • "Bisatoceratidae". The Paleobiology Database. Retrieved 18 July 2012.