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Ceratitida
Fossil range: Permian - Triassic
Scientific classification

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Cephalopoda

Subclass

Ammonoidea

Order

Ceratitida





Ceratitida is an order of ammonoid cephalopods most of which come from the Triassic. Shells vary in form. Sutures are typically ceratitic with smooth saddles and serrate lobes, and often have multiple elements. They are thought to have their origin in the Daraelitidae in the Late Permian.

Taxonomic contentEdit

The Ceratitida includes some 9 superfamilies, listed aphabetically.

Arcestaceae
Ceratitaceae
Clydonitaceae
Lobitaceae
Noritaceae
Otocerataceae
Pinacocerataceae
Ptychitaceae
Tropitaceae

Each contains one or more families, each with its own set of genera.

ReferencesEdit

  • W.J. Arkell, et al, 1957. Mesozoic Ammonoidea. Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology Part L. Geological Society of America and University of Kansas Press.
Mantell's Iguanodon restoration

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