Discoscaphites Meek 1870 (ammonite)

Cephalopoda - Ammonitida - Scaphitidae

Alternative spelling: Scaphites (Discoscaphites)

Parent taxon: Scaphitinae according to W. J. Kennedy et al. 1997

See also Kennedy et al. 1999, Landman and Waage 1993 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Acanthoscaphites, Eoscaphites, Indoscaphites, Jeletzkytes, Ponteixites, Rhaeboceras, Scaphites, Trachyscaphites

Subtaxa: Discoscaphites conradi Discoscaphites gulosus Discoscaphites iris Discoscaphites minardi Discoscaphites rossi Discoscaphites sphaeroidalis

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Ecology: fast-moving nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Greenland (4 collections), United States (165: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wyoming)

Total: 169 collections including 202 occurrences

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