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Megateuthis

Cephalopoda - Belemnitida - Megateuthididae

Taxonomy
Megateuthis was named by Bayle (1878) [Sepkoski's age data: J Aale J Call-l Sepkoski's reference number: 308]. It is not extant. It is considered to be a form taxon.

It was reranked as Belemnites (Megateuthis) by Gemmellaro (1911).

It was assigned to Belemnites by Gemmellaro (1911); and to Megateuthididae by Dzyuba and de Lagausie (2018).

Species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1878Megateuthis Bayle
1911Belemnites (Megateuthis) Gemmellaro p. 207
2018Megateuthis Dzyuba and de Lagausie

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classCephalopodaCuvier 1797
subclassColeoideaBather 1888
BelemnoideaHyatt 1884
orderBelemnitidaZittel 1895
suborderBelemnitinaZittel 1895
familyMegateuthididaeSachs and Nalnjaeva 1967
genusMegateuthisBayle 1878

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.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available