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Temporal range: Late Jurassic
Idoceras balderum Exhibit Museum of Natural History.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Ammonitida
Superfamily: Perisphinctaceae
Family: Perisphinctidae
Genus: Idoceras
Burckhardt, 1906

Idoceras is a genus of perisphictacean ammonite, belonging to the Perisphinctidae subfamily Idoceratinae. The genus is known from the Upper Jurassic, with a widespread distribution. Shells of Idoceras are evolute, with a wide umbilicus; ribbing strong, bifurcate high on flanks. Suture simpler than in the similar Ataxioceras.


  • 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. p. L323.