Rhomboteuthis lehmani

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Rhomboteuthis lehmani
Temporal range: Lower Callovian
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Rhomboteuthis lehmani specimen
LPMP–R.3758 and restoration showing position of ink sac and gladius.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Coleoidea
Order: Teuthida
Family: Plesioteuthididae
Genus: Rhomboteuthis
Species: R. lehmani
Binomial name
Rhomboteuthis lehmani
Fischer & Riou, 1982

Rhomboteuthis lehmani is an extinct species of squid, currently the only described member of its genus. R. lehmani is known from the Lower Callovian (165–164 Ma) of Voulte-sur-Rhône, Ardèche, France.

Radiography was used to locate the position of the ink sac and gladius (pen) of the pictured specimen.

Fossil Rhomboteuthis lehmani

References[edit]

  • Fischer, J.-C. & B. Riou 1982. Les teuthoïdes (Cephalopoda, Dibranchiata) du Callovien inférieur de la Voulte-sur-Rhône (Ardèche, France). Annales de Paléontologie 68(4): 295–325.
  • Fischer, J.-C. 2003. Invertébrés remarquables du Callovien inférieur de la Voulte-sur-Rhône (Ardèche, France). Annales de Paléontologie 89: 223–252.