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Parapuzosia seppenradensis 1.jpg
Parapuzosia seppenradensis, reconstruction
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Order: Ammonitida
Superfamily: Desmocerataceae
Family: Desmoceratidae
Zittel, 1895

Desmoceratidae is a family belonging to the ammonite subclass.[1] [2] They are an extinct group of ammonoids, shelled cephalopods related to squid, belemnites, octopuses, and cuttlefish, and more distantly to the nautiloids, that lived between the Lower Cretaceous (Upper Valanginian) and Upper Cretaceous (Upper Maastrichtian).


  1. ^ Wright, C. W. with Callomon, J.H. and Howarth, M.K. (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, 69-71.
  2. ^ Desmoceratidae at Paleobiology database, retrieved on July 8, 2012.

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