Didymoceras navarroensis

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Didymoceras navarroensis
Temporal range: Upper Campanian to Lower Maastrichtian
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Order: Ammonitida
Family: Nostoceratidae
Genus: Didymoceras
Species: D. navarroensis
Binomial name
Didymoceras navarroensis
(Shumard 1861)
Synonyms
  • Didymoceras navarroense (Shumard 1861)
  • Helicoceras navarroense Shumard 1861
  • Helicoceras navarroensis Shumard 1861

Didymoceras navarroensis is an extinct heteromorph ammonite species from the upper Campanian to lower Maastrichtian (83.5 to 66 million years ago).[1] It possessed a large shell that twisted loosely left or right, gradually enlarging until it suddenly expands right before the opening with flattened upper and lower sections. The dorsal surface of the shell is ornamented with two twisting series of nodes, one near the center and the other nearer the center of the spiral. Ridges are also present, usually indistinct on the upper surface but becoming more prominent and split into two in between the nodes.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Didymoceras navarroensis". Paleobiology Database. Retrieved February 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ Bruce Wade (1926). The Fauna of the Ripley Creek Formation on Coon Creek, Tennessee (PDF). Professional Paper 137. Geological Survey of Tennessee, U.S. Geological Survey. p. 184.