Leurorthoceras

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Leurorthoceras
Temporal range: Middle Ordovician
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Nautiloidea
Order: Actinocerida
Family: Actinoceratidae
Genus: Leurorthoceras
Foeste, 1921

Leurorthoceras is a flattened actinoceratid ammonite with a siphuncle narrower than in Actinoceras, segments of which tend to become longer in the mature parts of the phragmocone, the chambered part of the shell. This fossil is known from the Middle Ordovician of North America, Europe, and Siberia.

References[edit]

  • Curt Teichert, 1964. Actinoceratoidea, Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, Part K. Geological Society of America and University of Kansas Press.