Belemnites (belemnite)

Cephalopoda - Belemnitida

Parent taxon: Belemnitida according to J. J. Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Arcobelus, Aulacoteuthis, Bayanoteuthis, Belemnella, Belemnellocamax, Belemnitina, Belemnitina, Belemnocamax, Belemnopseina, Belemnotheutididina, Belemnotheutina, Belospirula, Brachybelus, Brevibelus, Chalalabelus, Coeloteuthis, Conobelus, Conodicoelites, Curtohibolites, Dicoelites, Diplobelus, Eobelemnites, Fusiteuthis, Gastrobelus, Gonioteuthis, Holcobelus, Homaloteuthis, Lagonibelus, Lenobelus, Mesohibolites, Mesohibolitidae, Mesoteuthis, Nannobelus, Neobelemnella, Oxyteuthis, Pachyduvalia, Pachyteuthis, Parahastites, Parahibolites, Patagonibelus, Pavloviteuthis, Peratobelus, Praeoxyteuthis, Pseudodicoelites, Quiricobelus, Raphibelus, Rhopaloteuthis, Sachsibelus, Simobelus, Simpsonibelus, Sinobelemnites, Somalibelus, Tauriconites, Vectibelus, Volgobelus, Youngibelus

Subtaxa: Belemnites (Belemnopsis) Belemnites canaliculatus Belemnites dicoelus Belemnites gerardi Belemnites paxillosus

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Ecology: fast-moving nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Antarctica (1 collection), Canada (1: Northwest Territories), France (6), Hungary (5), Italy (1), Mexico (2), Spain (1), Switzerland (9), USSR (10), United States (4: Alaska, New Jersey)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of United States (1: Alaska)

• Jurassic of Antarctica (1), Chile (2), Ethiopia (4), France (1), Greenland (6), Indonesia (2), Italy (1), Kenya (5), Madagascar (4), Mexico (1), Poland (1), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Somalia (5), Spain (2), Tanzania (1), USSR (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (17: Alaska, California)

• Paleozoic of United States (1: Alaska)

Total: 99 collections including 115 occurrences

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