Placenticeras whitfieldi

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Placenticeras whitfieldi
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
Placenticeratidae - Placenticeras whitfieldi.jpg
Fossil shell of Placenticeras whitfieldi showing punctures caused by the bite of a mosasaur. Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Order: Ammonitida
Superfamily: Hoplitaceae
Family: Placenticeratidae
Genus: Placenticeras
Species: P. whitfieldi
Binomial name
Placenticeras whitfieldi
Hyatt, 1903

Placenticeras whitfieldi is an ammonite species from the Late Cretaceous. These cephalopods were fast-moving nektonic carnivores. Fossils of Placenticeras whitfieldi have been found only in Mexico.[1]


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