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Cephalopoda -

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1797Cephalopoda Cuvier
1904Cephalopoda Martin p. 130
1927Cephalopoda Smith
1936Ohioceratidae Shimizu and Obata
1945Michelinoceratinae Flower
1964Leurocycloceratinae Sweet p. 230
1984Cephalopoda Squires p. 54
2001Cephalopoda Wells and Houston p. 129
2002Cephalopoda Sepkoski, Jr.
2005Michelinoceratinae Evans p. 57
2006Cephalopoda Giribet et al. p. 7724

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EubilateriaAx 1987
classCephalopodaCuvier 1797
classCephalopodaCuvier 1797

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitec
Locomotion: fast-movingc
Life habit: nektonicc
Diet: carnivorec
Vision: well-developedc
Created: 2004-02-28 11:51:48
Modified: 2010-02-12 03:59:54
Source: c = class
Reference: Kiessling 2004

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Dyeran to the top of the Holocene or 516.00000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 513.0 Ma

Collections (30728 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Paleozoic541.0 - 252.17USA (Alaska) Ammonoidea indet. (112511) Belemnites sp. (112515) Belemnitida indet. (112453 112530)
Dyeran516.0 - 513.0USA (Nevada) Brevibelus breviformis (156377)
Trempealeauan501.0 - 485.4USA (Texas) Plectronoceras exile, Palaeoceras undulatum, Palaeoceras mutabile, Balkoceras gracile, Ectenolites primus (88784)
Trempealeauan501.0 - 485.4USA (New York) Cephalopoda indet. (89244)
Niuchehean498.5 - 485.4China (Zhejiang) Acaroceras endogastrum, Acaroceras magnitubulatum, Acaroceras densum, Acaroceras dadoushanense, Acaroceras duibianense, Acaroceras minus, Acaroceras minysiphonatum, Acaroceras elongatum, Acaroceras liantangense, Anhuiceras elongatum, Anhuiceras duibianense, Anhuiceras distenoseptum, Antacaroceras exogastrum, Antacaroceras fengzuense, Antacaroceras amore, Antacaroceras irregulare, Dongshanoceras jiangshanense, Ectenolites abnormis, Ectenolites sinensis, Ectenolites longiconica, Ectenolites mirabilis, Huaiheceras hanjiaense, Parapalaeoceras endogastrum, Parapalaeoceras sinensis, Walcottoceras delicatum, Zhuibianoceras duibianense, Zhuibianoceras zhejiangense, Zhuibianoceras pansydum, Zhuibianoceras conicum, Archendoceras brevicollum, Yanheceras zhejiangense, Yanheceras intermedium, Eocameroceras cambria, Ectenolites primus, Ectenolites penecilin (125704)
Niuchehean498.5 - 485.4China (Hunan) Chabactoceras ciliense, Huaiheceras hunanense (107333)
Taoyuanian - Niuchehean498.5 - 485.4China (Zhejiang) Acaroceras xiyangshanensis, Acaroceras rectoconum, Acaroceras duibianense, Antacaroceras changshanense, Ectenolites longicollum, Walcottoceras pauciannulatum (125669)
Ibexian488.3 - 471.8USA (Nevada) Cephalopoda indet. (104365 104649)
Ibexian488.3 - 471.8USA (New York) Nautiloidea indet. (64618)
Ibexian - Whiterockian488.3 - 457.5Thailand (Ron Phibum) Manchuroceras nakamense (189098)
Ibexian - Whiterockian488.3 - 457.5Thailand (Tarutao Island) Endoceratidae indet. (189099 189100 189101) Hardmanoceras chrysanthimum (189102)
Cressagian485.4 - 478.6South Korea (Hwanghae-namdo) Wanwanoceras peculiare, Burenoceras reticulatum, Ellesmeroceras foerstei, Multicameroceras cylindricum, Ectenoceras ruedemanni, Ectenoceras curvatum, Ectenoceras subcurvatum (39398)
Deming485.4 - 478.6USA (Virginia) Conocerina sp., Dakeoceras sp., Ectenoceras sp., Levisoceras sp. 1, Levisoceras sp. 2 (56651)
Deming485.4 - 478.6USA (Pennsylvania) Pionoceras swartzi (99879)
Deming485.4 - 478.6Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador) Bassleroceras sp. (56149)
Demingian485.4 - 478.6Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador) Bassleroceras sp. (106198) Cephalopoda indet. (106205 106206 106208 106209 106211 106214 106221 106222)
Demingian485.4 - 478.6Canada (Newfoundland) Bassleroceras sp. (196501)
Demingian485.4 - 478.6USA (Tennessee) Levisoceras transitum, Caseoceras conicum, Caseoceras sequatchiense, Clarkoceras curvatum, Clarkoceras jasperense, Conocerina obliqua, Ectenoceras arcuosutum, Levisoceras raaschi (154344)
Demingian485.4 - 478.6USA (New York) Buehleroceras arcuatum, Buehleroceras infundibulum, Conocerina reducta, Ectenolites curviseptatus, Eremoceras expansum, Eremoceras multicameratum, Keraiaceras percostatum, Levisoceras sp., Paradakeoceras minor, Paradakeoceras planiventrum, Walcottoceras sp., Clarkeoceras rhomboidale, Clarkeoceras sp., Annoceras costatum, Annoceras elevatum, Ellesmeroceras angulatum, Ellesmeroceras fusiforme, Ellesmeroceras imbricatum, Ellesmeroceras indomitum, Ellesmeroceras progressum, Eremoceras magnum, Eremoceras perseptatum, Clarkeoceras ruedemanni, Ectenolites penecilin, Ectenolites sinuatus, Ectenolites simplex (427)
Demingian485.4 - 478.6USA (New Mexico) Metabaltoceras minutum, Endocycloceras gracile (88945) Muriceras obscurum (88829) Muriceras obscurum, Endorioceras rarum, Rioceras fusiforme, Rioceras lobatum, Rioceras nondescriptum (88827) Rioceras depressum, Rioceras expansum (88833) Rioceras nondescriptum (88830)