Vampyroteuthidae

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Vampyroteuthidae
Temporal range: Middle Jurassic—Recent
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Vampyronassa rhodanica
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Vampyromorphida
Suborder: Vampyromorphina
Grimpe, 1917
Family: Vampyroteuthidae
Thiele in Chun, 1915
Genera

Vampyronassa
Vampyroteuthis

Vampyroteuthidae is a family of vampyromorph cephalopods comprising the extant vampire squid, Vampyroteuthis infernalis, and the extinct Vampyronassa rhodanica from the Middle Jurassic.

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