Desmoceras chimuense Benavides-Caceres 1956 (ammonite)

Cephalopoda - Ammonitida - Desmoceratidae

Full reference: V.E. Benavides-Caceres. 1956. Cretaceous system in northern Peru. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 108(4):1-493

Belongs to Desmoceras according to O. Renz 1982

Sister taxa: Desmoceras (Desmoceras), Desmoceras (Pseudouhligella), Desmoceras hoffmanni, Desmoceras inane, Desmoceras kossmati, Desmoceras planorbiforme, Desmoceras pseudinane, Desmoceras voyi

Type specimen: AMNH 27388:1, a shell. Its type locality is Bed 6, Tamberia section, which is in an Albian carbonate limestone in the Inca Formation of Peru.

Ecology: fast-moving nektonic carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): shell diameter 103.2


• Cretaceous of Peru (2 collections), Venezuela (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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