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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Spiralia
Cladus: Lophotrochozoa
Phylum: Mollusca
Classis: Cephalopoda
Subclassis: † Ammonoidea
Ordo: † Ammonitida
Subordo: † Ancyloceratina
Superfamilia: † Turrilitoidea

Familia: † Baculitidae
Genus: Baculites – Eubaculites – Trachybaculites

Baculitidae Gill, 1871

Eubaculitinae Brunnschweiler, 1966

Kennedy, W. J., Landman, N. H., Cobban, W. A., & Johnson, R. O., (2000). "Additions to the Ammonite Fauna of the Upper Cretaceous Navesink Formation of New Jersey" American Museum Novitates 3306(1):1–30
Landman, Neal H. & Cobban, William A.. (2003) "Ammonites from the Upper Part of the Pierre Shale and Fox Hills Formation of Colorado" American Museum Novitates 3388(1):1–45

Baculitidae is a family of extinct ammonoid cephalopods that lived mostly during the Late Cretaceous, and often included in the suborder Ancyloceratina.[1]

Baculitid genera are characterized by a small to minute initial coil of about two whorls followed by a long straight or slightly curved shaft. Genera are distinguished on the basis of size, general shape, particulars of the suture, and ornamentation. They can reach lengths of 120 cm (47 in) or more.[1]

Baculitids are found worldwide in deposits from the upper Albian to the Maastrichtian ages.[1] Related families are the Anisoceratidae, Diplomoceratidae, Hamitidae, Nostoceratidae, and Turrilitidae; all of which along with the Baculitidae are included in the superfamily Turrilitoidea.[2]

Genera included in the family include:



Neal L. Larson; Steven D. Jorgensen; Robert A. Farrar & Peter L. Larson (1997). Ammonites and the Other Cephalopods of the Pierre Seaway. Geoscience Press, Inc. p. 19. ISBN 0-945005-34-2.
Arkell, W.J.; Kummel, B.; Wright, C.W. (1957). Mesozoic Ammonoidea. Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, Part L, Mollusca 4. Lawrence, Kansas: Geological Society of America and University of Kansas Press.

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