Hoplites dentatus, copyright Jim Craig.

Belongs within: Hoplitaceae.

The Hoplitinae are a Cretaceous (Middle Albian to Lower Cenomanian) lineage of strongly ribbed ammonites (Wright et al. 1996).

Characters (from Wright et al. 1996): Venter flat, grooved, or slightly rounded; ribs interrupted on venter, with peripheral endings alternate; ribs branching from umbilical tubercles and commonly ending in prominent ventrolateral clavi; ribs repeatedly tending to unite in pairs at clavi. Large individuals with adult body chamber nearly smooth and with rounded venter are presumed to be macroconchs.

<==Hoplitinae [Discohoplitinae, Euhoplitinae, Semenovitinae]WCH96
    |--Dimorphoplites Spath 1925WCH96
    |    `--*D. biplicatus (Mantell 1822) [=Ammonites biplicatus]WCH96
    |--Callihoplites Spath 1925WCH96
    |    |--*C. catillus (Sowerby 1827) [=Ammonites catillus]WCH96
    |    `--C. patellaWCH96
    |--Discohoplites Spath 1925WCH96
    |    |--*D. coelonotus (Seeley 1865) [=Ammonites coelonotus]WCH96
    |    `--D. subfalcatusWCH96
    |--Semenoviceras Wright in Wright, Calloman & Howarth 1996 [=Semenovites Glazumova 1960 non Tarbinskii 1932]WCH96
    |    |--*S. michalskii (Semenov 1899) [=Hoplites michalskii, *Semenovites michalskii]WCH96
    |    |--‘Semenovites’ gracilisP93
    |    `--‘Semenovites’ iphitusP93
    |--Euhoplites Spath 1925WCH96
    |    |--*E. truncatus Spath 1925WCH96
    |    |--E. lautusWCH96
    |    `--E. loricatusWCH96
    |--Hyphoplites Spath 1922 [incl. Drepanites Benett 1831 (nom. rej.) non Mojsisovics 1893]WCH96
    |    |--*H. falcatus (Mantell 1822) [=Ammonites falcatus]WCH96
    |    `--H. curvatusP93
    |         |--H. c. curvatusP93
    |         `--H. c. aransionensisP93
    |--Epihoplites Spath 1925WCH96
    |    |--E. (Epihoplites)WCH96
    |    |    |--*E. (E.) denarius (Sowerby 1826) [=Ammonites denarius]WCH96
    |    |    `--E. (E.) trifidusWCH96
    |    `--E. (Metaclavites Casey 1965) [incl. Gazdaganites Mirzoev 1969]WCH96
    |         |--E. (*M.) compressus (Parona & Bonarelli 1897) [=Hoplites denarius var. compressus]WCH96
    |         `--*Gazdaganites’ gazdaganensis Mirzoev 1969WCH96
    `--Hoplites Neumayr 1875 (nom. cons.) (see below for synonymy)WCH96
         |  i. s.: H. canavarii Parona & Bonarelli 1897 [=*Odonthoplites canavarii]WCH96
         |         H. lautusK79
         |         H. loricatusK79
         |         H. nitidusK79
         |         H. teschensisK79
         |--H. (Hoplites)K79
         |    |--*H. (H.) dentatus (Sowerby 1821) [=Ammonites dentatus]WCH96
         |    `--H. (H.) spathiK79
         `--H. (Isohoplites Casey 1954)WCH96
              `--H. (*I.) steinmanni (Jacob 1907) [=Parahoplites steinmanni]WCH96

Hoplites Neumayr 1875 (nom. cons.) [incl. Daghestanites Glazunova 1953 (n. n.), Odonthoplites Breistroffer 1947 (nom. rej.)]WCH96

*Type species of generic name indicated


[K79] Kauffman, E. G. 1979. Cretaceous. In: Robison, R. A., & C. Teichert (eds) Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology pt A. Introduction. Fossilisation (Taphonomy), Biogeography and Biostratigraphy pp. A418–A487. The Geological Society of America, Inc.: Boulder (Colorado), and The University of Kansas: Lawrence (Kansas).

[P93] Page, K. N. 1993. Mollusca: Cephalopoda (Ammonoidea: Phylloceratina, Lytoceratina, Ammonitina and Ancyloceratina). In: Benton, M. J. (ed.) The Fossil Record 2 pp. 213–227. Chapman & Hall: London.

[WCH96] Wright, C. W., J. H. Calloman & M. K. Howarth. 1996. Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology pt L. Mollusca 4, revised vol. 4. Cretaceous Ammonoidea. The Geological Society of America, Inc.: Boulder (Colorado), and The University of Kansas: Lawrence (Kansas).

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