Atractites Guembel 1861 (belemnite)

Cephalopoda - Aulacoceratida - Xiphoteuthididae

Synonyms: Ausseites Flower 1944, Choanoteuthis Fischer 1951, Xiphoteuthis Huxley 1864

Parent taxon: Xiphoteuthididae according to N. J. Silberling and K. M. Nichols 1982

See also Allasinaz 1968, Jeletzky 1966, Sepkoski 2002, von Mojsisovics 1882 and von Mojsisovics 1896

Sister taxa: Calliconites, Metabelemnites, Mojsisovicsteuthis, Zugmontites

Subtaxa: Atractites alveolaris Atractites ausseeanus Atractites bacchilidis Atractites bithynicus Atractites boeckhi Atractites clavatulus Atractites conicus Atractites elegans Atractites ladinus Atractites mallyi Atractites meneghinii Atractites obeliscus Atractites secundus Atractites smithii Atractites solidus Atractites subrotundus Atractites subundatus

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Ecology: fast-moving nektonic carnivore


• Jurassic of Austria (2 collections), Canada (8: Alberta, British Columbia), Chile (18), Hungary (1)

• Triassic of Afghanistan (2), Austria (15), Bosnia and Herzegovina (9), Hungary (3), India (1), Indonesia (2), Italy (8), Nepal (2), Romania (4), the Russian Federation (12), Turkey (4), United States (17: Alaska, California, Nevada)

• Permian of Tunisia (1)

Total: 109 collections including 142 occurrences

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