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Acanthoteuthis Wagner in Munster 1839 (belemnite)

Cephalopoda - Belemnitida

PaleoDB taxon number: 15833

Synonyms: Belemnoteuthis Pearce 1842 (no. 15979), Ostracoteuthis Zittel 1884 (no. 358479)

Parent taxon: Belemnotheutidae according to P. Doyle and E. V. Shakides 2004

Sister taxa: Antarctiteuthis, Chondroteuthis

Subtaxa: Acanthoteuthis antiquus, Acanthoteuthis leichi, Acanthoteuthis mayri, Acanthoteuthis polonica, Acanthoteuthis speciosa, Acanthoteuthis syriaca

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Type: Acanthoteuthis speciosa

Ecology: fast-moving nektonic carnivore