Some observations on bactritid cephalopods


Authors: Holland CH

Published in: Bulletin of Geosciences, volume 78, issue 4; pages: 369 - 372; Received 30 September 2003;

Keywords: Cephalopoda, Bactritida, Silurian, Czech Republic, Northern England,

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The classification of the Class Cephalopoda and the systematic position of the Order Bactritida within it are reviewed. The Middle Ordovician genus Eobactrites was probably the first representative of the Bactritida. There is a definite record in the Silurian of the Czech Republic and a possible occurrence in Northern England. The mode of life of these cephalopods is briefly considered.