Aconeceras

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Aconeceras
Temporal range: Lower Cretaceous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Order: Ammonitida
Superfamily: Haplocerataceae
Family: Oppeliidae
Subfamily: Aconeceratinae
Genus: Aconeceras

Aconiceras is an early Cretaceous ammonite included in the oppeliid subfamily Aconeceratidae, characterized by an involute, high-whorled, flat-sided shell that bears a finely serrate keel along the venter. Sutures have narrower and deeper elements than in Protaconeceras. Aconeceras has been found in western Europe, South Africa, and eastern Australia. Its stratigraphic range is from the Upper Barramian to the Lower Albian.

References[edit]

Arkell et al., 1957 Mesozoic Ammonoidea, Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology Part L. Geol Society of America and Univ Kansas Press R.C Moore (ed) 1957

Aconeceratinae