†family Sphooceratidae Flower 1962 (mollusk)

Cephalopoda - Orthocerida - Sphooceratidae

Full reference: R. H. Flower. 1962. Part 1, Revision of Buttsoceras, Part 2, Notes on the Michelinoceratida. State Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Memoir 10:1-58

Parent taxon: Lituitida according to B. Kröger 2008

See also Teichert et al. 1964

Sister taxa: Lamellorthoceratidae, Lituitidae, Sinoceratidae

Subtaxa: Sphooceras

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Devonian of Italy (1 collection)

• Silurian of Italy (7), Morocco (1), United States (2: Wisconsin)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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