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†class Cephalopoda Leach 1817 (mollusk)

PaleoDB taxon number: 12315

Parent taxon: Mollusca according to J. P. Smith 1927

Sister taxa: Acaenoplax, Acevina, Actinoconus, Aculopileus, Acutirostriconus, Aldanolina, Algomella, Anisomyaria, Aplacophora, Aulacotrochus, Aviculocephaloconus, Bagenoviella, Beroides, Bisulcus, Bivalvia, Calyptoptomatida, Cambroscutum, Caudofoveata, Centriconus, Chiton cottae, Codonoconus, Conchifera, Conchula, Corystos, Crestoconus, Cyrtostoma, Dingus, Diplacophora, Dysmea, Dysnoetopla, Ebianella, Eosoconus, Gastropoda, Granoconus, Gutticonus, Hamatoconus, Helcionelloida, Hemithecellitina, Huangshandogoconus, Huangshandongoconus, Hubeinella, Kaschkadakia, Katunioides, Kepinospira, Khairkhaniidae, Khairkhaniiformes, Kimberella, Kraikchania, Kuanchuanella, Ladamarekiidae, Laticonus, Liantuoconus, Ligyrokala, Mackenziella, Maikhanellidae, Makarakia, Merismoconcha, Minymerisma, Miozonites, Nothamusium, Odontogriphus, Omalenlina, Palaeacmaea, Paragastropoda, Parascenella, Patelliconidae, Peotoconus, Pichynella, Polytropis, Porcaconus, Proconus, Protodrepanostoma, Pseudomatthevia, Rostroconchia, Sachitida, Sargaella, Scamboscamna, Scaphopoda, Scenellopsis, Serialia, Shabaktiella, Sichuanospira, Sinuconus, Solandangella, Solenogastres, Songlingella, Spatuloconus, Stenothecella, Stenothecoida, Sulcocarina, Tentaculita, Tergomya, Trunctoconus, Tuberoconus, Xilingxiaconus, Xinnanospira, Yangtzemerisma

Subtaxa: Actinoceratoidea, Actinocerida, Actinodochmioceras, Akidocheilus, Ammonoidea, Anomalosaepiidae, Ascocerida, Aulacocerida, Ausseites, Avramidiscus, Bactritoidea, Barrandeocerida, Belemnitida, Belosaepia, Boletzkida, Botellusoceras, Burronoceras, Coleoidea, Conchorhynchus, Cyrtoceras, Dartoceras, Davidiceras, Deltoceratidae, Desmoceras, Discosorida, Ellesmerocerida, Endoceratoidea, Endocerida, Endocycloceratidae, Erlangericheilus, Gonatocheilus, Hadrocheilus, Heyuncunoceras, Kailiceras, Kotetishvilia, Lamellaptychus, Leptocheilus, Leurocycloceratinae, Mesoteuthoidea, Michelinoceratinae, Nautiloidea, Nautilus (Solenochilus), Ohioceratidae, Oncocerida, Orthoceratoidea, Orthoceratoidea, Orthodochmioceras, Palaeoteuthis, Plectonocerida, Protactinocerida, Pseudorthocerida, Rhynchoteuthis, Rhyncolites, Robsonoceratidae, Scaptorrhynchus, Sepiida, Sichunoceras, Songkanoceras, Spirulirostridae, Stemtonoceratidae, Tarphycerida, Teratoceroides, Tetrabranchiata, Tillicheilus, Toxancyloceras, Werthenoceras, Yanhecerida, Yannanoceras, Yichangoceras

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Ecology: fast-moving nektonic carnivore