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Lyelliceras

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Lyelliceratidae
Rank  Genus
Subclass  Ammonites
Superfamily  Acanthoceratoidea
Phylum  Mollusca
Order  Ammonitida
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Similar  Ammonites, Kossmaticeras, Lissoceras, Hamites, Lytoceras cornucopia

Lyelliceras is a genus of ammonites belonging to the family Gaudryceratidae.

Contents

These cephalopods were fast-moving nektonic carnivores. They lived in the Cretaceous period, Albian stage (109.0 to 99.7 Ma).

Description

Shells of Lyelliceras species can reach a diameter of about 50 millimetres (2.0 in). They are moderately to very evolute. The section of the whorls is slightly compressed or circular, with straight radial ribs.

Species

  • Lyelliceras latili Kennedy and Klinger 2008
  • Lyelliceras lyelli d'Orbigny 1841
  • Lyelliceras pseudolyelli Parona and Bonarelli 1897
  • Lyelliceras vaasti Destombes et al. 1973
  • Distribution

    Fossils of species within this genus have been found in the Cretaceous sediments of Colombia, France, Madagascar, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States and Venezuela.

    References

    Lyelliceras Wikipedia


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