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Octobrachia

Cephalopoda -

Taxonomy
Octobrachia was named by Fiorini (1981). It is extant.

It was assigned to Coleoidea by Doyle et al. (1994).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1981Octobrachia Fiorini
1994Octobrachia Doyle et al. p. 7

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
RankNameAuthor
phylumMollusca
classCephalopodaCuvier 1797
subclassColeoideaBather 1888
superorderOctobrachiaFiorini 1981
superorderOctobrachiaFiorini 1981

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
Measurements
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 Late/Upper Kimmeridgian to the top of the Early/Lower Turonian or 155.70000 to 89.30000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 150.8 Ma

Collections (4 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Kimmeridgian155.7 - 150.8Germany (Bayern) Vampyromorpha indet. (59175)
Early/Lower Tithonian150.8 - 145.0Germany (Bayern) Muensterella scutellaris (84365)
Early/Lower Tithonian150.8 - 145.0Germany (Bavaria) Tyrionella fauseri (177016)
Early/Lower Turonian93.5 - 89.3Mexico (Nuevo León) Palaeoctopus pelagicus (84950)