Order Sepiida Zittel 1895 (cuttlefish)

Cephalopoda - Sepiida

Alternative spelling: Sepioidea

Parent taxon: Decabrachia according to P. Doyle et al. 1994

See also Anderson 1938, Sepkoski 2002 and Wells and Houston 2001

Sister taxa: Sepiolida, Spirulida, Teuthida

Subtaxa: Actinosepiidae Adygeya Amerirostra Belemnosella Belemnosis Belocurta Beloptera Belopteridium Belopterina Belosaepiidae Belosepiella Belosepiellidae Belosepiidae Chondrophoridae Groenlandibelus Naefia Notosepia Sepiadariidae Sepiidae Spirula Spirulirostrella Spirulirostridium Spirulirostrina Styracoteuthis Vasseuria

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Ecology: fast-moving nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Morocco (1)

• Miocene of Australia (5)

• Eocene of the Netherlands (1), Nigeria (1), the United Kingdom (4), United States (6: Alabama, California, Mississippi, Texas, Washington)

• Paleocene of Austria (1), Egypt (3), the Netherlands (1)

• Cretaceous of Canada (2: Alberta, British Columbia), Japan (11), the Russian Federation (1), United States (2: South Dakota)

• Jurassic of Cuba (1)

Total: 41 collections including 43 occurrences

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