†family Hercoglossidae Spath 1927 (nautiloid)

Cephalopoda - Nautilida - Hercoglossidae

Alternative spelling: Hercoglossinae

Parent taxon: Nautiloidea according to K. I. Schnetler and C. Heilmann-Clausen 2011

See also Gliozzi and Malatesta 1983, Shimansky 1975, Tanabe and Chiba 1983 and Teichert et al. 1964

Sister taxa: Aturiidae, Cenoceratidae, Cymatoceratidae, Nautilidae, Paracenoceratidae, Pseudonautilidae

Subtaxa: Aturoidea Cimomia Deltoidonautilus Hercoglossa Pseudaturoidea Teichertia

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Type: Hercoglossa

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Israel (3 collections)

• Eocene of Antarctica (1), Australia (17), Austria (2), the Congo-Kinshasa (2), Denmark (3), Egypt (3), France (7), Hungary (1), India (9), Italy (3), Jamaica (1), Japan (3), Mali (3), Mexico (2), Niger (1), Nigeria (1), Pakistan (1), Peru (8), Senegal (9), Somalia (17), Trinidad and Tobago (1), the United Kingdom (24), United States (8: Alabama, Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, Washington), Venezuela (1)

• Paleocene of Angola (2), Argentina (6), Australia (6), Austria (1), Brazil (2), Colombia (1), the Congo-Kinshasa (1), Cuba (1), Denmark (2), Egypt (4), France (1), Georgia (2), Kazakhstan (7), Madagascar (1), Mali (1), Mexico (4), Niger (1), Nigeria (2), the Russian Federation (8), Senegal (2), South Africa (1), Spain (1), Togo (1), Trinidad and Tobago (2), Turkmenistan (2), Ukraine (3), United States (69: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, Texas)

• Cretaceous of Angola (1), Australia (2), Azerbaijan (1), Germany (2), India (1), New Zealand (1), Oman (2), Spain (3), Ukraine (1), the United Arab Emirates (3)

Total: 282 collections including 328 occurrences

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