Argonautidae

Argonautidae

Argonautidae is a family of cephalopods encompassing the modern paper nautiluses of the genus Argonauta along with several extinct genera of shelled octopods.

All eggcases possessing nodes, ribs, and a double keel, with the exception of those of Kapal batavus, have been assigned to Argonauta. Eggcases lacking these morphological features have been placed in the other Argonautidae genera.

Fossil Argonautidae eggcases have been described from Japan, New Zealand, Sumatra, Europe, and California.

References

Further reading

  • Yanagisawa, Y. 1990. Bull. Geol. Surv. Japan 41(3): 115-127.

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