Titanites

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Titanites
Temporal range: Tithonian[1]
Titanites giganteus.JPG
Titanites giganteus – Jurassic from Dorset England, c. 147 mya, at the Natural History Museum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Ammonoidea
Family: Dorsoplanitidae
Genus: Titanites
S.S. Buckman 1921
Species
  • T. anguiformis Wimbledon and Cope, 1978
  • T. chilensis Biro-Bagoczky, 1976
  • T. cingulatus (de Haan, 1825)
  • T. giganteus (Sowerby, 1818)
  • T. occidentalis Frebold, 1957

Titanites is an extinct ammonite cephalopod genus within the family Dorsoplanitidae, that lived during the upper Tithonian stage of the Late Jurassic.[1]

Description[edit]

Species of the genus Titanites can reach large sizes, with a diameter of about 1.37 m for Titanites occidentalis. They were fast-moving nektonic carnivores.

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References[edit]

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