Temporal range: Tremadocian
Levisoceras is a distinctive ellesmeroceratid that combines rapid expansion a strong endogastric curvature. The cross section is compressed with the height increasing more rapidly than the width. The siphuncle is ventral and expands much as the shell itself. In one specimen the height was found to be around four centimetres and the width 2.5 cm. The septa are approximately flat.
Levisoceras was carnivorous and lived on, and swum above, the sea floor.
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- "The Paleobiology Database: Levisoceras". Archived from the original on 2011-07-18.
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