Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Foss. Rec., 12, 175–181, 2009
https://doi.org/10.1002/mmng.200900005
Foss. Rec., 12, 175–181, 2009
https://doi.org/10.1002/mmng.200900005

  01 Aug 2009

01 Aug 2009

A new Cenomanian (Late Cretaceous) coleoid (Cephalopoda) from Hâdjoula, Lebanon

D. Fuchs1 and R. Weis2 D. Fuchs and R. Weis
  • 1Institut für Geologische Wissenschaften, Freie Universität Berlin, Malteser Str. 74–100, Haus D, 12249 Berlin, Germany
  • 2Musée National D'Histoire Naturelle, 25 rue Münster, 2169 Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Abstract. A new vampyropod coleoid from the late Cenomanian limestones of Hâdjoula (north-west Lebanon) is described. Glyphiteuthis abisaadiorum n. sp. is classified as a representative of the Trachyteuthididae, mainly on the basis of its general gladius morphology. It represents the fourth species of its genus and the second species of its genus recorded from Hâdjoula. Glyphiteuthis abisaadiorum n. sp. differs from Glyphiteuthis libanotica in having a more slender gladius. Additionally, the arms are considerably longer in Glyphiteuthis abisaadiorum n. sp. than in Glyphiteuthis libanotica.

doi:10.1002/mmng.200900005