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†order Belemnitida Gray 1849 (belemnite)

Cephalopoda

Parent taxon: Cephalopoda according to J. J. Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Actinoceratoidea, Actinocerida, Actinodochmioceras, Akidocheilus, Ammonoidea, Ascocerida, Aulacocerida, Ausseites, Avramidiscus, Bactritoidea, Barrandeocerida, Belosaepia, Boletzkida, Botellusoceras, Burronoceras, Coleoidea, Conchorhynchus, Cyrtoceras, Dartoceras, Davidiceras, Deltoceratidae, Desmoceras, Discosorida, Dissimilites, Endoceratoidea, Endocerida, Endocycloceratidae, Erlangericheilus, Gonatocheilus, Hadrocheilus, Heyuncunoceras, Kailiceras, Kotetishvilia, Lamellaptychus, Leptocheilus, Leurocycloceratinae, Mesoteuthoidea, Michelinoceratinae, Nautilida, Nautiloidea, Neptunoceratidae, Ohioceratidae, Oncocerida, Orthoceratoidea, Orthocerida, Orthodochmioceras, Palaeoteuthis, Patruliusiceras, Plectonocerida, Protactinocerida, Pseudorthocerida, Rhyncholite, Rhynchoteuthis, Robsonoceratidae, Scaptorrhynchus, Sichunoceras, Songkanoceras, Spirulirostridae, Stemtonoceratidae, Tarphycerida, Teratoceroides, Tetrabranchiata, Tillicheilus, Toxancyloceras, Werthenoceras, Yanhecerida, Yannanoceras, Yichangoceras

Subtaxa: Acanthoteuthis, Arcobelus, Aulacoteuthis, Bayanoteuthis, Belemnella, Belemnellocamax, Belemnitella, Belemnitellidae, Belemnites, Belemnitina, Belemnitina, Belemnocamax, Belemnoidea, Belemnopseidae, Belemnopseina, Belospirula, Brachybelus, Brevibelus, Chalalabelus, Chondroteuthis, Coeloteuthis, Conobelus, Conodicoelites, Conoteuthis, Curtohibolites, Cylindroteuthis, Dicoelites, Dimitocamax, Diplobelus, Duvaliidae, Eobelemnites, Fusiteuthis, Gastrobelus, Gonioteuthis, Hibolithes, Holcobelus, Homaloteuthis, Lagonibelus, Lenobelus, Megateuthis, Mesohibolites, Mesohibolitidae, Mesoteuthis, Nannobelus, Neobelemnella, Neohibolites, Oxyteuthis, Pachyduvalia, Pachyteuthis, Parahastites, Parahibolites, Paramegateuthis, Patagonibelus, Pavloviteuthis, Peratobelus, Praeoxyteuthis, Pseudobelus, Pseudodicoelites, Quiricobelus, Raphibelus, Rhopaloteuthis, Sachsibelus, Simobelus, Simpsonibelus, Sinobelemnites, Somalibelus, Tauriconites, Tetrabelus, Vectibelus, Volgobelus, Youngibelus

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Ecology: fast-moving nektonic carnivore