Spirulida

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Spirulida
Temporal range: Late Jurassic–Recent*
Spirula spirula4.jpg
Spirula spirula
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Superorder: Decapodiformes
Order: Spirulida
Stolley, 1919
Suborders

†Groenlandibelina
†Belopterina
Spirulina

Spirulida is an order of cephalopods comprising one extant species (Spirula spirula) and several extinct taxa.

Fossil record[edit]

  • Oldest representative: Carboniferous, though contested: see Shimanskya
  • Oldest uncontested representative: Late Jurassic[1]

Classification[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fuchs, Dirk; Keupp, Helmut; Trask, PAT; Tanabe, Kazushige (2012). "Taxonomy, morphology and phylogeny of Late Cretaceous spirulid coleoids (Cephalopoda) from Greenland and Canada". Palaeontology. 55 (2): 285. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4983.2011.01125.x.