Metrolytoceras

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Metrolytoceras
Temporal range: Middle Jurassic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Order: Ammonitida
Suborder: Lytoceratina
Family: Lytoceratidae
Genus: Metrolytoceras
Buckman, 1923
Species
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Metrolytoceras is an extinct cephalopod genus that lived during the Middle Jurassic, characterized by a planispiral evolute shell with smooth middle and outer whorls, flat sides, and simplified sutures.

Metrolytoceras belongs to the ammonoid suborder Lytoceratina, which is typified by having intricate, moss-like sutures, and to the family Lytoceratidae. Its closest relative is Megalytoceras

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. 
  • Sepkoski, J. 2002. A compendium of fossil marine animal genera (Cephalopoda); Bulletins of American Paleontology vol 364 p.560 [1]