†superfamily Marathonitoidea Ruzhencev 1938 (ammonite)

Cephalopoda - Goniatitida

Alternative spelling: Marathonitaceae

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

See also Bogoslovskaya 1990, Furnish et al. 2009, Korn 2006 and Leonova 1989

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

Subtaxa: Hyattoceratidae Marathonitidae

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Type: Stacheoceras (Marathonites)

Ecology: fast-moving nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Permian of Canada (2: British Columbia, Nunavut collections), China (12), Indonesia (2), Italy (4), Japan (2), Kazakhstan (12), Mexico (1), the Russian Federation (7), Tajikistan (88), Ukraine (3), United States (40: Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Wyoming)

• Carboniferous of Kazakhstan (6), the Russian Federation (6), United States (17: Texas)

Total: 202 collections including 295 occurrences

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