†superfamily Thalassoceratoidea Hyatt 1900 (ammonite)

Cephalopoda - Goniatitida

Alternative spelling: Thalassocerataceae

Parent taxon: Goniatitina according to Z. R. Zhou 2017

See also Furnish et al. 2009, Korn 2006 and Leonova 1989

Sister taxa: Adrianitoidea, Agathiceratoidea, Cycloloboidea, Dimorphoceratoidea, Gastrioceratoidea, Girtyocerataceae, Goniatitoidea, Gonioloboceratoidea, Marathonitoidea, Neodimorphoceratoidea, Neoglyphioceratoidea, Neoicoceratoidea, Nomismoceratoidea, Pericycloidea, Popanoceratoidea, Schistoceratoidea, Shumarditoidea, Somoholitoidea

Subtaxa: Bisatoceratidae Thalassoceratidae

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Ecology: fast-moving nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Wolfcamp of Canada (1: Yukon collection)

• Permian of Australia (3), Canada (3: Nunavut, Yukon), China (3), East Timor (1), Italy (2), Japan (2), Kazakhstan (19), Mexico (1), the Russian Federation (11), Tajikistan (19), United States (11: New Mexico, Texas)

• Virgilian of United States (2: Kansas)

• Desmoinesian of United States (4: Oklahoma)

• Carboniferous to Permian of Kazakhstan (1)

• Carboniferous of Canada (16: Nunavut), Kazakhstan (19), the Russian Federation (25), United States (18: Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas)

Total: 161 collections including 195 occurrences

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