Samiksha Jaiswal

Temperoceras

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Cephalopoda
Order  Orthocerida
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Mollusca
Subclass  Nautiloidea
Family  Geisonoceratidae
Similar  Nautilida, Nautiloid, Orthoceras

Temperoceras is a genus of orthoconic nautiloid cephalopods named by Barskov in 1960 that lived in what is now north Africa, Europe, and Asia during the early Paleozoic.

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Taxonomy

Temperoceras is included in the orthocerid family Geisonoceratidae the type is Orthoceras ludense

Morphology

Temperoceras has an orthoconic shell with a tubular siphuncle that contains annular deposits that are restricted to or begin at the septal openings.

Distribution

Temperoceras has been found in sediments ranging in age from Ordovician to Devonian in north Africa, southern Europe, and China.

References

Temperoceras Wikipedia


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