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Temporal range: Aalenian–Bajocian[1]
Oppelia with Aptychus.JPG
Oppelia with paired aptychi in place
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Order: Ammonitida
Family: Oppeliidae
Genus: Oppelia

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Oppelia is a haploceratcean ammonite and type genus for the Oppeliidae that lived during the Middle Jurassic. [1] Shells of Oppelia are involute with a small to moderate size umbilicus, bluntly rounded to sharp venter, and deeply impressed dorsum. Sides are generally smooth but may be variously ribbed on the outer flanks. Similar and related genera include Oxycerites and Oecotraustes.


Jurassic of Germany, Greenland, India, Italy, Madagascar, Mexico, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom [2]


  1. ^ a b Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "Sepkoski's Online Genus Database". Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  2. ^ "Paleobiology Database - Oppelia". Retrieved 2014-05-28.