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Parkinsonia is a genus of ammonites belonging to the family Parkinsoniidae.[2]

Parkinsonia
Temporal range: Bajocian–Bathonian[1]
Parkinsonia parkinsoni NHM.jpg
Fossil of Parkinsonia parkinsoni from Great Britain, on display at the Natural History Museum, London
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Parkinsonia

Bayle 1878

These fast-moving nektonic carnivores lived from the Bajocian age to the Bathonian age of the Middle Jurassic.[1]

DescriptionEdit

Parkinsonia species have a compressed spiral shell with strong ribbing.[3]

DistributionEdit

Fossils of species within this genus have been found in the Jurassic of France, Germany, Iran, Russia, United Kingdom, and United States.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "Sepkoski's Online Genus Database". Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  2. ^ a b Paleobiology Database - Parkinsonia. 2017-10-19.
  3. ^ Ammonites.fr