†family Kionoceratidae Hyatt 1900 (mollusk)

Cephalopoda - Orthocerida - Kionoceratidae

Alternative spelling: Kionoceratinae

Parent taxon: Orthocerida according to B. Kröger 2008

See also Dzik and Kiselev 1995, Kröger and Isakar 2006, Strand 1934 and Sweet 1964

Sister taxa: Acrosphaerorthoceras, Aethiosolen, Arionoceratidae, Arterioceras, Badouceras, Baltoceratidae, Bogoslovskya, Bohemites, Cedarvilleoceras, Chicagooceras, Coralloceras, Cornuella, Cryptocycloceras, Cycloceras, Dictyoceras, Donacoceras, Esopoceras, Folioceras, Garryoceras, Geisonoceratidae, Geisonocerina, Greenlandoceras, Haruspex, Heloceras, Jangziceras, Joldagiroceras, Leurocycloceras, Lituitina, Loxoceras, Mericoceras, Molossus, Mongoceras, Murchisoniceras, Naivs, Narthecoceratidae, Nebroceras, Neorthoceras, Neosichuanoceras, Ophidioceras, Orthoceratidae, Orthoceratina, Palaeocycloceras, Paradnatoceras, Paramooreoceras, Plicatoceras, Podoliceras, Proteoceratidae, Protobactrites, Pseudokionoceras, Pseudorthocerataceae, Pseudotemperoceras, Pythonoceras, Rhabdites, Rhipsites, Richmondoceras, Sannionites, Siberioceras, Sichuanaceras, Sichuanoceratidae, Sphaerorthoceratidae, Sphaerortoceratidae, Standardoceras, Subspyroceras, Tambegiroceras, Tartaroceras, Tienoceras, Tretoceras, Tripteroceratidae, Trispectes, Tunguskoceras, Vericeras, Zhuralevia, Greenlandoceratidae, Allumettoceratidae, Michelinoceratidae, Striatoceratidae, Choanoceratidae, Cycloceratidae, Eskimoceratidae, Clinoceratidae, Engorthoceratidae

Subtaxa: Kionoceras Ohioceras Polygrammoceras Ringoceras Thoracoceras

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Type: Kionoceras

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Desmoinesian of United States (1: Oklahoma collection)

• Devonian of Australia (1), Brazil (1), Canada (2: New Brunswick, Quebec), United States (3: New York)

• Silurian of Canada (13: Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec), China (3), the Czech Republic (2), Greenland (2), Ireland (2), Italy (2), Morocco (1), the Russian Federation (3), the United Kingdom (20), United States (20: Alaska, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, New York, Wisconsin)

• Niagaran of United States (2: Indiana, Ohio)

• Ordovician of Australia (1), Canada (7: Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec), China (2), Norway (10), Sweden (5), the United Kingdom (1), United States (41: Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, New York, Virginia, Wyoming)

• Llandeilo of China (2)

Total: 147 collections including 170 occurrences

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