cf Paralegoceras sp Ammonoid (Synonym Metalegoceras) b1.JPG
cf Paralegoceras sp Ammonoid (Synonym Metalegoceras)
Permian (298.9-251.902 million years ago)
Data: Metalegoceras is an extinct genus of marine cephalopods belonging to the family Schistoceratidae. This species have been found in the Permian of Australia, Canada, China, East Timor, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Oman, Russia and United States. This belongs to the order Goniates. Goniatids, informally Goniatites, are ammonoid cephalopods that form the Order Goniatiida, derived from the more primitive Anarcestida during the Middle Devonian some 390 million years ago. Goniatites (goniatitida) survived the Late Devonian extinction to flourish during the Carboniferous and Permian only to become extinct at the end of the Permian some 139 million years later.
Class: Cephalopoda Subclass: †Ammonoidea
Order: †Goniatitida Suborder: †Goniatitina Superfamily: †Neoicoceratoidea
Genus: cf †Metalegoceras/Paralegoceras