Douvilleiceras

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Douvilleiceras
Temporal range: Albian[1]
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Douvilleiceras sp. – Albian of Madagascar
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Order: Ammonitida
Family: Douvilleiceratidae
Genus: Douvilleiceras
Grossouvre, 1894
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Douvilleiceras is a genus of ammonites from the Cretaceous. Its fossils have been found in Europe, North America, and South America.

Distribution[edit]

Douvilleiceras may be found in the Cretaceous of Angola, Brazil, Canada, the Dominican Republic, France, Iran, Japan, Madagascar, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Switzerland, USSR, the United Kingdom, Alaska and Texas.[2] D. inaequinodum fossils have been found in Albian strata of France.[3][4]

Description[edit]

Shells of Douvilleiceras inaequinodum can reach a diameter of about 8–10 cm (3.1–3.9 in).[3][4]

Species[edit]

Species within the genus Douvilleiceras include:[2]

  • D. inaequinodum (Quenstedt, 1849)[5]
  • D. mammillatum Schlotheim, 1813
  • D. monile Sowerby, 1836
  • D. muralense Stoyanow 1949
  • D. orbignyi Hyatt, 1903
  • D. spiniferum Whiteaves, 1876

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