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Temporal range: Toarcian[2]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Order: Ammonitida
Suborder: Lytoceratina
Family: Lytoceratidae
Subfamily: Alocolytoceratinae
Genus: Alocolytoceras [1]
Hyatt, 1900

Alocolytoceras is a lytoderatid ammonite with whorls that pass during growth from round to oval, rounded-quadrate, or compressed; with about 19 deep constrictions per whorl, with as many as 21 sharp ribs in between. The shell is evolute. All whorls are visible from either side.

Alocolytoceras belongs to the lytoceratid subfamily Alocolytoceratinae, which also includes Pachylytoceras and Pleurolytoceras. It is known from the upper Lower Jurassic of Europe and the Himalaya.


  1. ^ "Paleobiology Database - Alocolytoceras". Retrieved 2017-10-19. 
  2. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera (Cephalopoda entry)". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 363: 1–560. Archived from the original on 2008-05-07. Retrieved 2017-10-18. 
  • 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.