Vampyronassa

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Vampyronassa
Temporal range: Middle Jurassic
Vampylarge.JPG
Pyritized fossil of Vampyronassa rhodanica from Voulte-sur-Rhône, France.
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Vampyromorphida
Family: Vampyroteuthidae
Genus: Vampyronassa
Fischer & Riou, 2002
Binomial name
Vampyronassa rhodanica
Fischer & Riou, 2002

Vampyronassa rhodanica is an extinct vampyromorph cephalopod known from around 20 fossils from the Lower Callovian (165–164 Ma) of La Voulte-sur-Rhône, Ardèche, France.

This taxon differs from the modern Vampire Squid in having longer first dorsal arms, a larger hyponome, and a more elongated mantle.

References[edit]

  • Fischer, J.-C. & B. Riou 2002. Vampyronassa rhodanica nov. gen. nov sp., vampyromorphe (Cephalopoda, Coleoidea) du Callovien inférieur de la Voulte-sur-Rhône (Ardèche, France). Annales de Paléontologie 88(1): 1–17. [French with English abstract] doi:10.1016/S0753-3969(02)01037-6