Schlotheimia

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Schlotheimia
Temporal range: Jurassic, 201.6–189.6Ma
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Schlotheimiidae - Schlotheimia depressa.JPG
Fossil shells of Schlotheimia depressa from Germany, on display at Galerie de paléontologie et d'anatomie comparée in Paris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Order: Ammonitida
Suborder: Ammonitina
Superfamily: Psilocerataceae
Family: Schlotheimiidae
Genus: Schlotheimia
Bayle 1878
Synonyms
  • Anguliferites Lange 1951
  • Scamnoceras Lange 1924

Schlotheimia is an extinct genus of cephalopod belonging to the Ammonite subclass. These cephalopods existed in the Jurassic period, Hettangian age. [2] The were fast-moving nektonic carnivores. [1]

Distribution[edit]

Fossils of species within this genus have been found in the Jurassic rocks of Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Luxembourg, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States. [1]

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