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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Family: Plesioteuthididae
Genus: Dorateuthis
Species: D. syrica
Binomial name
Dorateuthis syrica

Dorateuthis is a genus of cephalopod with a gladius and soft-part anatomy preserved.[1][2] This cephalopod likely appeared at the end of the Triassic period and disappeared during the latest Cretaceous.


  1. ^ Woodward, H. (2009). "I.—On a New Genus of Fossil "Calamary," from the Cretaceous Formation of Sahel Alma, near Beirût, Lebanon, Syria". Geological Magazine. 10: 1. doi:10.1017/S0016756800159667. 
  2. ^ Alexander Lukeneder; Mathias Harzhauser (2004). "The Cretaceous coleoid Dorateuthis syriaca WOODWARD: morphology, feeding habits and phylogenetic implications" (PDF). Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien. 106. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 

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