†family Ellesmeroceratidae Kobayashi 1934 (mollusk)

Cephalopoda - Ellesmerocerida - Ellesmeroceratidae

Parent taxon: Ellesmerocerida according to D.H. Evans 2011

See also Flower 1964, Kröger and Landing 2007, Kröger and Landing 2009, Kröger and Mutvei 2005 and Teichert et al. 1964

Sister taxa: Acaroceratidae, Anhuiceras, Antacaroceras, Bambusoceras, Bassleroceratidae, Bathmoceratidae, Belloceras, Chabactoceras, Cyclostomiceratidae, Cyptendocerina, Cyrtocerinina, Dongshanoceras, Eburoceras, Ellesmeroceratina, Eoclarkoceras, Eocyckistomiceras, Eodiaphragmoceras, Eoectenolites, Eothinoceratidae, Huaiheceras, Huiaihecerina, Hunyuenoceras, Irianoceras, Jiagouceras, Keraiaceras, Lunanoceras, Meikeloceras, Paradakeoceras, Parapalaeoceras, Paraplectronoceras, Phthanoncoceratidae, Plectronoceratina, Pseudendoceras, Purmanarcoceras, Qiushougouceras, Rectseptoceras, Rhabdiferous, Rioceratidae, Rudolfoceratidae, Shideleroceratidae, Sinolebetoceras, Tanycameroceras, Theskeloceras, Vassaroceras, Weishanhuceras, Xiaoshaoceras, Zhuibianoceras

Subtaxa: Albertoceras Annoceras Barnesoceras Bassleroceras Boreoceras Bridgeoceras Buehleroceras Burenoceras Caseoceras Chepuloceras Clarkoceras Clelandoceras Conocerina Cumberloceras Dakeoceras Diaphoroceras Dyscritoceras Ectenolites Ellesmeroceras Eorudolfoceras Eremoceras Hemichoanella Lebetoceras Levisoceras Llanoceras Loxochoanella Muriceras Oelandoceras Oneoceratidae Oneotoceras Pachendoceras Quebecoceras Robsonoceras Ruthenoceras Shantungendoceras Smithvilloceras Stemtonoceras Ventroloboceras Walcottoceras Wolungoceras valcourense Woosteroceras

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Ordovician of Argentina (1 collection), Canada (13: Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut, Ontario), China (9), the Russian Federation (2), South Korea (2), Sweden (1), the United Kingdom (8), United States (126: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Oaklahoma, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin)

• Cassinian of Canada (3: Quebec), United States (5: Illinois, New York, Texas, Vermont)

• Arenig of Argentina (1), Bolivia (4), China (4)

• Canadian of United States (1: Maryland)

• Cambrian of China (2), United States (1: Texas)

Total: 183 collections including 463 occurrences

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