Pleuroacanthitidae

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Pleuroacanthitidae
Temporal range: Early Jurassic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Order: Lytoceratida
Family: Pleuroacanthitidae
Hyatt, 1900

Pleuroacanthitidae is a small family of Lower Jurassic ammonoids that combines some characters of the Lytoceratida, Phylloceratida, and earliest Ammonitida, as well as special characters of its own. It is subdivided (Arkell et al., 1957) into two subfamilies, each represented by a single genus, the Pleuroacanthitinae containing Pleuroacanthites and the Analytoceratinae containing Analytoceras.

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