Callihoplites

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Callihoplites
Temporal range: Late Albian
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Order: Ammonitida
Suborder: Ammonitina
Superfamily: Hoplitaceae
Family: Hoplitidae
Genus: Callihoplites
Spath, 1925
Species
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Callihoplites is a rather evolute ammonite from the Lower Cretaceous, Late Albian. Its whorl section squarish or compressed, inner whorls bearing umbilical bullae and ventrolateral clavi, with or without looped ribs between. The body chamber is smooth with a rounded venter.

Callihoplites is a member of the ammonitid family Hoplitidae and superfamily Hoplitaceae, now also known as the Hoplitoidea.

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.