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†family Amaltheidae Hyatt 1867 (ammonite)

Cephalopoda - Ammonitida

PaleoDB taxon number: 185591

Synonym: Paltopleuroceratidae Spath 1926 (taxon 257729)

Parent taxon: Eoderoceratoidea according to M. K. Howarth 2013

Sister taxa: Coeloceratidae, Dactylioceratidae, Eoderoceratidae, Liparoceratidae, Phricodoceratidae, Polymorphitidae

Subtaxa: Amaltheus, Amauroceras, Pleuroceras

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Ecology: fast-moving nektonic carnivore