Docidoceras

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Docidoceras
Temporal range: Bajocian[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Order: Ammonitida
Superfamily: Stephanocerataceae
Family: Otoitidae
Genus: Docidoceras
Buckman, 1919[2]
Species [3]
  • D. biforme
  • D. chandleri
  • D. chocsinkyi
  • D. cylindroides
  • D. wysogorskii
  • D. zemistephanoides

Docidoceras is an extinct ammonite genus from the order Ammonitida that lived during the Middle Jurassic. Docidoceras is included in the family Otoitidae which makes up part of the ammonite superfamily Stephanocerataceae.

Docidoceras has a broad, finely ribbed, evolute shell with a depressed whorl section. The venter,the outer rim, is broadly arched and crossed by the ribs without interruption. The dorsum, on the inner rim of the whorls is broadly impressed.

Distribution[edit]

Jurassic of Canada, Morocco, Spain and the United Kingdom. [3]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "Sepkoski's Online Genus Database". Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  2. ^ Dietze, V.; et al. (2010). "Rare Middle Jurassic ammonites of the families Erycitidae, Otoitidae and Stephanoceratidae from southern Germany". Zitteliana 50: 71–88. 
  3. ^ a b "Paleobiology Database - Docidoceras". Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
Bibliography
  • Arkell et al.,1957; Ammonitina in the Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, Part L, Ammonoidea; Geological Soc of America and Univ Kansas press.