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Lytoceras Suess 1865 (ammonite)

Cephalopoda - Ammonitida - Lytoceratidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 15143

Alternative spellings: Ammonites (Lytoceras), Litoceras

Synonyms: Ammonoceratites Bowditch 1822 (no. 14542), Biasaloceras Drushchits 1953 (no. 331653), Crenilytoceras Buckman 1926 (no. 273652), Dinolytoceras Besnossov 1958 (no. 331655), Eulytoceras Spath 1927 (no. 14874), Hemilytoceras Spath 1927 (no. 14984), Kallilytoceras Buckman 1921 (no. 273263), Lytoceras (Ammonoceratites) Bowditch 1822 (no. 133171), Lytoceras (Kallilytoceras) Buckman 1921 (no. 322565), Metalytoceras Spath 1927 (no. 15188), Orcholytoceras Buckman 1926 (no. 331651), Pterolytoceras Spath 1927 (no. 15552), Saturnoceras Anderson 1938 (no. 331652), Thysanolytoceras Buckman 1905 (no. 133177), Valentolytoceras Besnossov 1958 (no. 331654)

Parent taxon: Lytoceratinae according to R. Hoffmann 2010

Sister taxa: Carinolytoceras, Lobolytoceras, Protetragonites, Ptycholytoceras, Zaghouanites

Subtaxa: Ammonoceratites crenocostatus, Ammonoceratites lamarcki, Eulytoceras anisoptychum, Eulytoceras inaequalicostatus, Eulytoceras lepidum, Eulytoceras phestum, Hemilytoceras immanis, Lytoceras (Ammonoceratites) betiokyense, Lytoceras (Derolytoceras), Lytoceras (Trachylytoceras), Lytoceras aulaeum, Lytoceras baconicum, Lytoceras belliseptatiforme, Lytoceras celticum, Lytoceras cornucopia, Lytoceras crenatum, Lytoceras eudesianum, Lytoceras fimbriatoides, Lytoceras fimbriatum, Lytoceras francisci, Lytoceras fuggeri, Lytoceras furcicrenatum, Lytoceras galatiforme, Lytoceras ovimontanum, Lytoceras praesublineatum, Lytoceras rhodanicum, Lytoceras richei, Lytoceras salebrosum, Lytoceras saturnale, Lytoceras schlosseri, Lytoceras secernendum, Lytoceras strambergensis, Lytoceras subfimbriatum, Lytoceras subsequens, Lytoceras sutile, Lytoceras taharoaense, Lytoceras trompianum, Lytoceras villae, Lytoceras vogdti, Metalytoceras triboleti, Pterolytoceras exoticus, Pterolytoceras magnum, Thysanolytoceras adeloides, Thysanolytoceras vicinum

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Type: Ammonites fimbriatus

Ecology: fast-moving nektonic carnivore