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Fossil Record A palaeontological open-access journal of the Museum für Naturkunde

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Foss. Rec., 11, 39-49, 2008
https://doi.org/10.1002/mmng.200700012
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01 Feb 2008
Trachyteuthis covacevichi n. sp., a Late Jurassic Palaeopacific coleoid cephalopod
D. Fuchs1 and H.-P. Schultze2 1Institut für Paläontologie, Freie Universität Berlin, Malteserstraße 74–100, 12249 Berlin, Germany
2Natural History Museum/Biodiversity Research Center, and Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045, USA
Abstract. A new early Oxfordian coleoid cephalopod, Trachyteuthis covacevichi n. sp., is described from northern Chile. It represents the first Late Jurassic Palaeopacific vampyropod and thus considerably extends the palaeogeographic distribution of trachyteuthids. In general, Tr. covacevichi n. sp. possesses a gladius typical for the genus, but wider than in other species. Similarities between Tr. covacevichi n. sp., Tr. palmeri from the Oxfordian of Cuba and Tr. sp. from the Kimmeridgian of Europe confirm a Caribbean Seaway between the Tethys and the Palaeopacific during Late Jurassic times. Morphologically, the wide gladius of Tr. covacevichi n. sp. supports a close phylogenetic relationship between Teudopsis and Trachyteuthis.

doi:10.1002/mmng.200700012


Citation: Fuchs, D. and Schultze, H.-P.: Trachyteuthis covacevichi n. sp., a Late Jurassic Palaeopacific coleoid cephalopod, Foss. Rec., 11, 39-49, https://doi.org/10.1002/mmng.200700012, 2008.
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