Pleuroceras (ammonite)

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Temporal range: Pliensbachian[1]
Amaltheidae - PLeuroceras sp.JPG
Pleuroceras sp. from Germany
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Family: Amaltheidae
Genus: Pleuroceras
Hyatt, 1868

Pleuroceras is a genus of ammonite from the lower Jurassic, upper Pliensbachian.[1]



Pleuroceras has a planulate shell with a quadrate whorl section, bearing strong radial ribs ending in ventro-lateral tubercles. The venter is tabulate with a strong serrated keel.


Species of this genus were fast-moving nektonic carnivore. Its fossils have been found in Canada and Europe (France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Serbia, Montenegro, Spain and United Kingdom).[2]

External links[edit]


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