Beneckeia

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Beneckeia
Temporal range: Early - Middle Triassic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Order: Ceratitida
Family: Beneckeiidae
Genus: Beneckeia
Mojsisovics 1882

Beneckeia is a Lower to Middle Triassic ammonite included in the ceratitid family Beneckeiidae found e.g. in Germany, Poland, and Israel. Beneckeia shells are compressed smooth oxycones, involute with sharp venters. Sutures are multilobed with small advantitious lobes.

References[edit]

  • Arkell, W.J, et al, 1957. Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology Part L Mollusca 4; Geological Society of America and University of Kansas Press.
  • Beneckeia Paleobiology Database 14 Mar 2013.