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Temporal range: Upper Pliensbachian — Early Toarcian [1]
Tiltoniceras antiquum - Naturhistorisches Museum, Braunschweig, Germany - DSC05134.JPG
T. antiquum from Haverlahwiese (Germany)
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Order: Ammonitida
Family: Hildoceratidae
Subfamily: Harpoceratinae
Genus: Tiltoniceras
Buckman, 1913
Type species
Tiltoniceras costatum
Buckman, 1913
  • T. costatum Buckman, 1913
  • T. antiquumWright, 1882
  • T. acutumTate, 1875
  • T. capillatumDenckmann, 1887
  • PacificerasRepin, 1970

Tiltoniceras is an extinct genus of cephalopod belonging to the family Hildoceratidae. These cephalopods existed in the Jurassic period, from upper Pliensbachian age, Spinatum zone until lower Toarcian, Tenuicostatum zone in what is now Europe, North America and Asian part of Russia. [1]



This animal is named after Tilton on the Hill in England.

Moderately involute to very involute shells, strongly keeled without sulci. They are compressed with rounded umbilical edge and nearly flat whorl sides. Ribs can be from strong, through fine, striate to smooth. They are gently sigmoidal to straight and on the venter they are strongly projected forward. [1]

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  1. 1 2 3 M. K. Howarth 2013. Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, Part L, Revised, Volume 3B, Chapter 4: Psiloceratoidea, Eoderoceratoidea, Hildoceratoidea.