Quebecoceras

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Quebecoceras
Temporal range: L Ordovician
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Nautiloidea
Order: Ellesmerocerida
Family: Ellesmeroceratidae
Genus: Quebecoceras
Foeste, 1925

Quebecoceras is an extinct genus from the nautiloid order Ellesmerocerida that lived during the Gasconadian Stage at the beginning of the Early Ordovician.

Quebecoceras is a cyrtoconic, similar to Dakeoceras and Paradakeoceras except for having a circular cross section and more persistent curvature and rate of expansion. Paradakeoceras differs in having a somewhat flattened venter.

The only known species, Quebecoceras quebecense, is half again a large as the largest known Dakeoceras, making it a fairly large ellesmeroceratid genus.

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References[edit]

  • Flower, R.H. 1964. The Nautiloid Order Ellesmerocerida (Cephalopoda); Memoir 12, New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Socorro N.M.
  • W. M. Furnish & Brian F. Glenister, 1964. Nautiloidia -- Ellesmerocerida. Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, Part K. Geological Society of America, Teichert and Moore (eds).
  • Sepkoski, J.J. Jr. 2002. A compendium of fossil marine animal genera. D.J. Jablonski & M.L. Foote (eds.). Bulletins of American Paleontology 363: 1–560. Sepkoski's Online Genus Database (CEPHALOPODA)