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Jeletzkytes is an extinct genus of scaphatoid ammonite from the Upper Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) of North America named and described by Riccardi, 1983. In overall form Jeletzkytes closely resembles the genus Scaphites.

Jeletzkytes
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian)
Ammonite Jeletzkytes.jpg
Jeletzkytes, from the United States
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Order: Ammonitida
Suborder: Ancyloceratina
Family: Scaphitidae
Subfamily: Scaphitinae
Genus: Jeletzkytes
Riccardi, 1983
Species

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A number of species have been described in the genus including:

  • J. brevis
  • J. compressus
  • J. crassus
  • J. criptonodosus
  • J. dorfi
  • J. furnivali
  • J. nebrascensis
  • J. nodosus
  • J. spedeni

ReferencesEdit

  • Jeletzkytes, Paleobiology Database. 13 Mar. 2013.
  • Neil H. Landman, Karl M Waage (Karl Mensch); Scaphitid ammonites of the Upper Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) Fox Hills Formation in South Dakota and Wyoming. Bulletin of the AMNH ; no. 215, 1993. [1]