Fossil Record 12(2): 175-181, doi: 10.1002/mmng.200900005
A new Cenomanian (Late Cretaceous) coleoid (Cephalopoda) from Hâdjoula, Lebanon
expand article infoD. Fuchs, R. Weis§
‡ Institut für Geologische Wissenschaften, Freie Universität Berlin, Malteser Str. 74–100, Haus D, 12249 Berlin, Germany§ Musée National D'Histoire Naturelle, 25 rue Münster, 2169 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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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.