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Ataxioceras

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Cephalopoda
Order  Ammonitida
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Mollusca
Subclass  Ammonoidea
Superfamily  Perisphinctaceae
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Similar  Macrocephalites, Orthosphinctes, Hemiaster, Aspidoceras, Aulacostephanus

Ataxioceras is an extinct Ammonite cephalopod genus confined to the Upper Jurassic of Europe, included in the superfamily Perisphinctoidea.

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Previously Ataxioceras was assigned to the Perisphinctidae but has now been placed in the Ataxioceratidae for which it is the type genus.

These fast-moving nektonic carnivores lived during the Jurassic period, from 161.2 to 150.8 Ma.

Description

The shell is evolute, strongly ribbed and miderately umbilicate. Primary ribs, on the order of 32 -36 per whorl, are sharp and widely spaced, originate at the unbilical shoulder. Secondary ribs form about mid flank, generally by trifurcation, but sometimes quadrafurcation (splitting into threes or sometimes fours) of the primaries. The umbilicus is about 0.4 the shell diameter.

Distribution

Fossils of species within this genus have been found in the Jurassic sediments in Germany, France, India and Romania.

References

Ataxioceras Wikipedia


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