Otoites

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Otoites
Temporal range: Bajocian[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Order: Ammonitida
Superfamily: Stephanocerataceae
Family: Otoitidae
Genus: Otoites
Mascke, 1907[2]
Species
  • O. douvillei
  • O. sauzei
  • O. tumulosus

Otoites is the type genus of the ammonite family Otoitidae that live during the Middle Jurassic.[1][3]

The Otoitidae, which is part of the superfamily Stephanocerataceae, are part of the well known subclass of prehistoric cephalopods known in general terms as ammonites[3]

Otoites is characterized by barrel-shaped, cadiconic, inner whorls and contracted last whorl; coarse ribs with long secondaries that come off of low lateral tubercles; and lappets flanking the aperture. [3]

Distribution[edit]

The Jurassic of Spain [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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 c Arkell et al, 1957; Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, Part L, Ammonoidea; Geological Society of America and Univsity of Kansas press. part L (L232,L287)
  4. ^ "Paleobiology Database - Otoites". Retrieved 2014-05-28.