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Order Octopoda Leach 1818 (octopus)

Cephalopoda - Coleoidea

PaleoDB taxon number: 61473

Alternative spelling: Octopida

Parent taxon: Coleoidea according to D. M. Martill and M. J. Barker 2006

Sister taxa: Belemnoida, Diplobelida, Glochinomorpha, Loligosepiida, Sepiolida, Teuthida, Teuthidea, Vampyromorpha, Vampyropoda

Subtaxa: Incirrata, Kapal, Palaeoctopodidae, Proteroctopus

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Ecology: fast-moving nektobenthic carnivore