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Temporal range: Late Albian - Late Turonian
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Order: Ammonitida
Suborder: Turrilitina
Superfamily: Turrilitaceae
Family: Anisoceratidae
Genus: Anisoceras
Pictet, 1854
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Anisoceras is a heteromorph ammonite belonging to the turrilitacean family Anisoceratidae. The shell forms a loose open helical spiral in the early stages, ending in one or two straight shafts in the mature adult. Surface ornament consists of prominent rounded nodes on the lower and upper flanks, connected by strong looped ribs. The nodes may have been the bases of long sharp spines.


  • 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. 
  • Marcinowski and Wiedmann. The Albian Ammonites of Poland. Palaeontologia Polonica no. 50, 1990
  • The Paleobiology Database Anisoceras entry