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Temporal range: Cretaceous
Gasteropods - Ammonites - Pachydesmoceras sp..JPG
Pachydesmoceras sp., upper Cretaceous (Turonian), from Madagascar
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Genus: Pachydesmoceras
Spath, 1922

Pachydesmoceras is a genus of ammonites belonging to the family Desmoceratidae.

Species of this genus were fast-moving nektonic carnivorous shelled cephalopods. They lived during the Cretaceous, from the Albian (112.0-99.6 Mya) to the Santonian (85.8-83.5 Mya) stage.


Cretaceous of Antarctica, Cameroon, India, Japan, Nigeria, Romania, United States (California).

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