Carinonautilus

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Carinonautilus
Temporal range: Aptian–Santonian
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Nautiloidea
Order: Nautilida
Superfamily: Nautilaceae
Family: Nautilidae
Genus: Carinonautilus
Spengler, 1910

Carinonautilus is a genus of extinct, Middle Cretaceous nautilid with a very involute, compressed shell in which the whorl section is higher than wide, umbilicus is small and shallow, or flanks converge on a narrow venter that has a rounded keel. A furrow on either side marks the ventro-lateral shoulder.

The genus was erected by Spengler in 1910 on the basis of the holotype, found in Middle Cretaceous strata from India.

References[edit]

  • Bernard Kummel, 1964. Nautiloidea -Nautilida.Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, Part K. Geological Society of America and University of Kansas Press.