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Discoscaphites is an extinct genus of ammonite.

Discoscaphites
Temporal range: Campanian–Maastrichtian[1]
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Discoscaphites iris,
Owl Creek Formation (Upper Cretaceous), Ripley, Mississippi.
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Order: Ammonitida
Suborder: Ancyloceratina
Family: Scaphitidae
Subfamily: Scaphitinae
Genus: Discoscaphites
Meek, 1870
Species[2]
  • D. conradi
  • D. gulosus
  • D. rossi

DistributionEdit

Cretaceous of Greenland, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wyoming,[2] and North Carolina[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "Sepkoski's Online Genus Database". Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  2. ^ a b "Paleobiology Database - Discoscaphites". Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  3. ^ Chandler and Timmerman, Richard and John (2014). Fossil Mollusks - Volume II of IV. North Carolina: North Carolina Fossil Club. p. 20.

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