Parapuzosia bradyi

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Parapuzosia bradyi
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Family: Desmoceratidae
Genus: Parapuzosia
Species: † P. bradyi
Binomial name
Parapuzosia bradyi
Miller & Youngquist, 1946

Parapuzosia bradyi is a gigantic species of ammonite, reaching diameters of more than 4.5 ft (1.4 m) by 6 ft (1.8 m). It is the largest species of ammonite in North America. It had a moderately involute shell with flat sides. The inner whorls are slightly oval-shaped with prominent ribbing. They are only known from the upper layers of the Eagle Sandstone and Cody Shale formations (both Late Cretaceous).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neal L. Larson, Steven D. Jorgensen, Robert A. Farrar, & Peter L. Larson (1997). Ammonites and the Other Cephalopods of the Pierre Seaway. Geoscience Press, Inc. p. 44. ISBN 0-945005-34-2.