Desmoceras

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Desmoceras
Temporal range: Albian
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Desmoceras sp. – Lower cretaceous (Albian) from Mahajanga, Madagascar
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Order: Ammonitida
Family: Desmoceratidae
Subfamily: Desmoceratinae
Genus: Desmoceras
Zittel, 1884

Desmoceras is a genus of ammonite belonging to the family Desmoceratidae.

These cephalopods were fast-moving nektonic carnivores. They lived in the early Cretaceous.

Species[edit]

  • Desmoceras alamoense
  • Desmoceras argonauticum
  • Desmoceras austeni
  • Desmoceras barryae
  • Desmoceras chimuense
  • Desmoceras ezoanum
  • Desmoceras inane
  • Desmoceras latidorsatum
  • Desmoceras pseudinane
  • Desmoceras pseudouhligella
  • Desmoceras uhligella

Distribution[edit]

Cretaceous of Angola, Antarctica, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Madagascar (Mahajanga Province), Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, Russia, United Kingdom, United States and Venezuela.

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