Astieridiscus

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Astieridiscus
Temporal range: Barremian[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Order: Ammonitida
Superfamily: Desmocerataceae
Family: Holcodiscidae
Genus: Astieridiscus
Kilian, 1910

Astieridiscus is an extinct lower Cretaceous ammonite. Its shell evolute, covered by dense, simple or branching, slightly flexuous ribs. The sides are slightly flattened, the venter rounded. No umbilical or other tubercles except on innermost whorl. Superficially resembles Olcostephanus.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "Sepkoski's Online Genus Database". Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  2. ^ Wright, C. W. with J.H. Callomon and M.K. Howarth (1996), Mollusca 4 Revised, Cretaceous Ammonoidea, vol. 4, in Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, Part L (Roger L. Kaesler et el. eds.), Boulder, Colorado: The Geological Society of America & Lawrence, Kansas: University of Kansas Press, p.48.

References[edit]

  • 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.