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Asteroceras
Fossil range: 203.6–189.6 Ma
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Late Triassic to Early Jurassic[1]
Asteroceras fossil from Dorset, England.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Family: Arietitidae
Genus: Asteroceras
Asteroceras sp.

Asteroceras is an extinct genus of cephalopod belonging to the Ammonite subclass. Asteroceras fossils may be found at Lyme Regis in the Asteroceras obtusum zone of Upper Sinemurian age.[2]

Species

  • Asteroceras confusum
  • Asteroceras obtusum
  • Asteroceras smithii
  • Asteroceras stellare
  • Asteroceras turneri

References

  1. ^ http://paleodb.org/cgi-bin/bridge.pl?action=checkTaxonInfo&taxon_no=14587&is_real_user=1 The Paleobiology Database Asteroceras
  2. ^ Martell, D. M. 1995. An Ichthyosaur with Preserved Soft Tissue from the Sinemurian of Southern England. Palaeontology. 38(4): 897-903

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