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†order Lytoceratida Hyatt 1899 (ammonite)

Cephalopoda - Ammonoidea

Parent taxon: Ammonoidea according to P. Alsen 2006

Sister taxa: Acanthaecites, Acuariceras, Acuticostites, Alcidellus, Aleteceratidae, Alfeldites, Algerites, Alligaticeras, Almohadites, Ammonitida, Ammonitoceras, Amoebites, Amoeboceras, Ampthillia, Anacleoniceras, Anahoplites, Analytoceras, Anarcestina, Anascaphites, Anavirgatites, Anclyoceras, Ancyloceratina, Ancyloceratoidea, Andersonites, Andesites, Andiceras, Aneuretoceras, Ankobites, Apsorroceras, Arcthoplites, Arcticoceras, Arctocephalites, Arestoceras, Argentiniceras, Arisphinctes, Asapholytoceras, Asphinctites, Aspidoceras, Aspidostephanus, Aspinoceras, Astiericeras, Astieridiscus, Astreptoceras, Ataxioceras, Aulacosphinctes, Aulacosphinctoides, Aulacostephanus, Aulasimoceras, Balticeras, Baronnites, Bayleites, Benacoceras, Berbericeras, Berniceras, Berrosiceras, Betyokites, Beudantiella, Bevahites, Bigotites, Bihenduloceras, Billcobbanoceras, Binatisphinctes, Binneyites, Biplices, Blanforidceras, Bochianitoidea, Bodylevskites, Borealites, Borissiakoceras, Bostrychoceras, Bradfordia, Brahmaites, Bramkampia, Brewericeras, Brightia, Bullatimorphites, Bunburyiceras, Busnardoites, Cadoceras, Cadomites, Cadomoceras, Californiceras, Callihoplites, Calliptychoceras, Callizoniceras, Campylites, Cantianiceras, Cardioceras, Carstenia, Carthaginites, Caspianites, Catasigaloceras, Caumontisphinctes, Ceratitida, Ceratitina, Ceratotuberculus, Chamoussetia, Chanasia, Chesapeakiceras, Chetaites, Chondroceras, Christophoceras, Cicatrites, Clambites, Cleistosphinctes, Cloioceras, Clydomphalites, Clydoniceras, Clymeniida, Coahuilites, Cobbanites, Cobbanoscaphites, Collotia, Coloradoscaphites, Concavites, Conlinoceras, Constileioceras, Cordubiceras, Corongoceras, Coronites, Cottreauites, Couloniceras, Cowtoniceras, Cranocephalites, Craspedites, Craspedodiscus, Crassiplanulites, Creniceras, Criosarasinella, Cruasiceras, Crussoliceras, Cubaochetoceras, Cuneicardioceras, Cutchisphinctes, Cuyaniceras, Cymaceras, Cymahoplites, Dalmasiceras, Damesiceras, Danubisphinctes, Decipia, Delecticeras, Desmoceratoidea, Desmoscaphites, Desmosphinctes, Dhosaites, Dhrumaites, Diaziceras, Dichotomoceras, Dichotomosphinctes, Dickersonia, Dicostella, Dimorphinites, Dimorphoplites, Diodochoceras, Diplacmoceras, Diplasioceras, Dipoloceratidae, Dirrymoceras, Discohoplites, Discosphinctes, Discosphinctoides, Distichoceras, Divisosphinctes, Djurjuriceras, Docidoceras, Dorsoplanites, Duashnoceras, Durangites, Durotrigensia, Eboraciceras, Eboroceras, Ebrayiceras, Egrabensiceras, Emileia, Enayites, Endemoceras, Enosphinctes, Eocephalites, Eochetoceras, Eodesmoceras, Eodouvilleiceras, Eogunnarites, Eohecticoceras, Eoheteroceras, Eomadrasites, Eopachydiscus, Eosphinctoceras, Epancyloceras, Epaspidoceras, Epicephalites, Epicosmoceras, Epiglyptoxoceras, Epigoniceras, Epigonites, Epihoplites, Epimayaites, Epimayites, Epimorphoceras, Epipallasiceras, Epipeltoceras, Epistrenoceras, Epivirgatites, Erdenella, Ermoceras, Erymnoceras, Erymnocerites, Espaniceras, Eubranoceras, Eucycloceras, Euhoplites, Euhyphantoceras, Euprionoceras, Eurycephalites, Eurynoticeras, Falciferella, Farbesiceras, Farnhamia, Fauriella, Fehlmannites, Fikaites, Flabellisphinctes, Flexispinites, Flickia, Fontannesiella, Forbescieras, Fournierella, Franconites, Freboldiceras, Frenguelliceras, Frogdenites, Galbanites, Garantiana, Garniericeras, Garnierisphinctes, Gastroplites, Gazdaganites, Gentoniceras, Georgioceras, Glabrophysodoceras, Glaucolithites, Glottoptychinites, Glyptoceras, Goliathiceras, Goliathites, Goniatitida, Gonolkites, Gracilisphinctes, Grandidiericeras, Gravesia, Grayiceras, Gregoryceras, Groebericeras, Grossouvria, Guleilmites, Guleimiceras, Gulielmina, Gymnodiscoceras, Gymnoplites, Hamitoides, Hannaites, Haploscaphites, Haresiceras, Hebetoxyites, Hectioceras, Hectioceratoides, Heinzia, Hemibaculites, Hemigarantia, Hemihaploceras, Hemisimoceras, Hengestites, Hertleinites, Herznachites, Hildoglochiceras, Himalayites, Himispiticeras, Hlawiceras, Hoepenites, Holcodiscoides, Holcoptychites, Holcostephanus, Hollisites, Holzbergia, Homoeoplanulites, Homolsomites, Hoplikosmokas, Hoplites, Hoplitocrioceras, Hoplocardioceras, Horioceras, Hourcquia, Hubertoceras, Hulenites, Hybonoticeras, Idiocycloceras, Idoceras, Ilowaiskya, Indocephalites, Indoceras, Indoscaphites, Indosphinctes, Iniskinites, Intranodites, Involuticeras, Isohoplites, Isterites, Jacobites, Janenschites, Jeanneticeras, Jeanthieuolyites, Jimboiceras, Jimenites, Kachpurites, Kamptokephalites, Karamaiceras, Karamaites, Karaschiceras, Kashpurites, Katrolites, Kellawaysites, Kepplerites, Kerberites, Kheraiceras, Kheraites, Kilianiceras, Kinkeliniceras, Klematosphinctes, Korythoceras, Kosmermoceras, Kosmoceras, Kranaosphinctes, Krumbeckia, Kumatostephanus, Kurnubiella, Kutatissites, Labyrinthoceras, Lambericeras, Langdaiceras, Laugeites, Lecointriceras, Leconteites, Lehmaniceras, Lenticeratidae, Lepthoplites, Leptosphinctes, Lilloetia, Limaites, Liosphinctes, Lissonia, Lithancylus, Lobokosmokeras, Lobosphinctes, Loczyceras, Lomonossovella, Longaeviceras, Lopholobites, Lorioloceras, Lunuloceras, Lupherites, Lycetticeras, Lytoceratina, Lytocerida, Lytocrioceras, Lytodiscoides, Lytogyroceras, Lytohoplites, Macrocephalites, Macrophylloceras, Magharina, Maltoniceras, Mancosiceras, Manoloviceras, Masiaposites, Masonites, Matheronites, Mathoceratites, Mayaites, Mazapilites, Medlicottiida, Megasphaeroceras, Megatyloceras, Menabonites, Mesosimoceras, Mesoturrilites, Metacalycoceras, Metagravesia, Metahamites, Metahaploceras, Metahoplites, Metapatoceras, Metapeltoceras, Metaptychoceras, Metatissotia, Metrolytoceras, Miccocephalites, Michalskia, Micracanthoceras, Microbiplices, Micromphalites, Mirosphinctes, Miyakoceras, Moffitites, Moravisphinctes, Moretella, Morphoceras, Morrisiceras, Moutoniceras, Muniericeras, Nannocardioceras, Nannolytoceras, Nannostephanus, Nebrodites, Neobibolites, Neocardioceras, Neochetoceras, Neocosmoceras, Neoepigoniceras, Neogastroplites, Neogauthiericeras, Neoglytoxoceras, Neograhamites, Neoharpoceras, Neomantelliceras, Neomorphoceras, Neopachydiscus, Neopulchellia, Neopuzosia, Neoselwynoceras, Neosilesites, Neotollia, Neoturrilites, Neposiella, Neuqueniceras, Nipponites, Nodiocoeloceras, Nodosohoplites, Nolaniceras, Normannites, Nothocephalites, Nothostephanus, Notoceras, Obtusicostites, Ochetoceras, Odoghertyceras, Odontoceras, Odontodiscoceras, Oecoptychius, Oecotraustes, Oiophyllites, Okribites, Oppelia, Oraniceras, Organoceras, Orionoides, Orthaspidoceras, Orthogarantiana, Osperlioceras, Otoites, Oxydiscites, Oxylenticeras, Pachycardioceras, Pachyceras, Pachyceratidae, Pachydiscoides, Pachyerymnoceras, Pachylytoceras, Pachypictonia, Pachysphinctes, Padagrosites, Padragosiceras, Palnerostephanus, Paltaopites, Parabehavites, Paraberriasella, Parabevalites, Paraboliceras, Paraboliceratoides, Paracadoceras, Paracalycoceras, Paraconlinoceras, Paracuariceras, Paradicidia, Parahoplitidae, Paralcidia, Paralenticeras, Paranclyoceras, Parapallasiceras, Parapatoceras, Parapeltoceras, Pararasenia, Parareineckeia, Parasilesites, Paraspidoceras, Paraspiticeras, Parastieria, Parastrenoceras, Paratissotia, Paravirgatites, Parawedekindia, Parkinsonia, Parodontoceras, Paroecotraustes, Paryphoceras, Pascoeites, Paskentites, Pavlovia, Pavloviceras, Pectinatites, Peltolytoceras, Peltomorphites, Perisphinctidae, Peroniceratidae, Petitclercia, Petrolytoceras, Phanerostephanus, Phaulostephanus, Phaulozigzag, Phlycticeras, Phlycticrioceratidae, Phlyseogrammocera, Phylloceratida, Phylloceratitida, Phyllocerida, Phylloptychoceras, Physeogrammoceras, Pictonia, Planisphinctes, Plasmatoceras, Platylenticeras, Plesiacanthoides, Plesiohamites, Plesiospitidiscus, Plesioturrilites, Pleurocephalites, Pleurohoplites, Pleurolytoceras, Pleurotexanites, Plictetia, Poculisphinctes, Poecilomorphus, Polyplectites, Polysphinctes, Pomerania, Popanites, Praebigotites, Praeglyphiocerida, Praemanambolites, Praemuniericeras, Praeparkinsonia, Praestrigites, Praetollia, Pravitoceras, Presimoceras, Prionodoceras, Procerites, Procerozigzag, Procraspedites, Prodeshayesites, Progalbanites, Progeronia, Prograyiceras, Prohauericeras, Prohecticoceras, Prohelicoceras, Prolecanitida, Proleymeriella, Promantelliceras, Proniceras, Propectinatites, Properisphinctes, Proplanulites, Proplanulitidae, Prorasenia, Prorsisphinctes, Prosaphites, Prosiceras, Prososphinctes, Prososphinctoides, Protacanthoceras, Protacanthodiscus, Protaconeceras, Protanclyoceras, Protancyloceratoidea, Protoecotrausites, Protophites, Protothurmannia, Proturrilitoides, Pseudacompsoceras, Pseudargentiniceras, Pseudarisphinctes, Pseudhimalayites, Pseudinvoluticeras, Pseudoaganides, Pseudoaspidoceras, Pseudobarroisiceras, Pseudobrightia, Pseudocadoceras, Pseudocalycoceras, Pseudoclambites, Pseudoclydoniceras, Pseudocosmoceras, Pseudofavrella, Pseudogarantiana, Pseudogregoryceras, Pseudoinvoluticeras, Pseudojacobites, Pseudokatroliceras, Pseudoleymeriella, Pseudopeltoceras, Pseudoperisphinctes, Pseudoplacenticeras, Pseudoppelia, Pseudopuzosia, Pseudosaynella, Pseudosimoceras, Pseudotoites, Pseudovirgatites, Pseudowaagenia, Psiloceratida, Psilohamites, Psilotissotia, Pteroscaphites, Ptychoceratoidea, Ptycholytoceras, Puebloites, Pulchellia, Putealiceras, Puzosigella, Quenstedtoceras, Quitmannites, Raimondiceras, Rasenia, Rasenoides, Reineckeia, Reineckeites, Rhampidoceras, Rhytidohoplites, Riasanites, Ringsteadia, Rodighieroites, Rollerites, Rollieria, Rossalites, Rubroceras, Rugiferites, Rursiceras, Ryugasella, Saltericeras, Saynella, Scaphamites, Scaphitodites, Scarburgiceras, Schwandorfia, Scoticardioceras, Semenovites, Semiformiceras, Seymourites, Shastoceras, Siberites, Siemiradzkia, Sigaloceras, Silesitoides, Simaspidoceras, Simoceras, Simocosmoceras, Simosphinctes, Simotoichites, Sindeites, Sinzovia, Sivajiceras, Skirroceras, Skolekostephanus, Sohlites, Sokolovites, Somaliceras, Somalites, Sornayceras, Speetoniceras, Sphaeroceras, Sphaerodomites, Sphaeroptychius, Spinokosmoceras, Spiroceras, Spiticeras, Stantonoceras, Stegoxyites, Stehnocephalites, Stemmatoceras, Stenocadoceras, Stomohamites, Streblites, Strebliticeras, Strenoceras, Strigoceras, Strungia, Styracoceras, Subbarroisiceras, Subbonarellia, Subcollina, Subdichotomoceras, Subgrossouvria, Subkossmatia, Sublithacoceras, Sublunuloceras, Submantelliceras, Subnebrodites, Subneumayria, Suboosterella, Subplanites, Subprionocyclus, Subptychoceras, Subpulchellia, Subthurmannia, Subtissotia, Subvertebriceras, Sulcohamites, Sulcohamitoides, Sulcohoplites, Taramelliceras, Tarrantoceras, Telermoceras, Teloceras, Telodactylus, Teshioites, Tetrahoplites, Tetrahoplitoides, Thambites, Thamboceras, Theganoceras, Thomelites, Thraxites, Thysanolytoceras, Tissotiidae, Titanites, Tithopeltoceras, Tolvericeras, Tolypeceras, Tongoboroceras, Tonoceras, Torcapella, Toricellites, Tornocerida, Tornquisites, Torquatisphinctes, Tovebirkelundites, Toxamblyites, Trachybaculites, Tragodesmoceroides, Treptoceras, Triagolytoceras, Trilobiticeras, Trimarginia, Trimarginites, Triozites, Trochleiceras, Trolliceras, Tropitoidea, Tropitoides, Tuberodiscoides, Tulites, Tunesites, Turkmeniceras, Turrilitoides, Tyrannites, Uhligia, Umiates, Unipeltoceras, Urakawites, Utaturiceras, Varunaites, Vermisphinctes, Vertebriceras, Veveysiceras, Vinalesphinctes, Virgataxioceras, Virgatites, Virgatopavlovia, Virgatosimoceras, Virgatosphinctes, Virgatospinctoides, Wagnericeras, Weavericeras, Wellsia, Wheatleyites, Wichmanniceras, Windhauseniceras, Xenocephalites, Yokoyamaceras, Zapalia, Zaraiskites, Zealandites, Zemistephanus, Zigzagiceras, Zonovia, Zuercherella, Zugokosmoceras, Zurcherella

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: fast-moving nektonic carnivore