<i>Scaphites equalis</i>, Extinct Cephalopod Fossil

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Scaphites equalis is a species of extinct cephalopods that thrived during the Cretaceous period. “A genus of ammonites, or fossil ammonoid cephalopods of scaphoid shape, typical of the family Scaphitidae; the scaphites. The have the early walls regularly involute, but the last whorl detached, and straight for some distance, when it becomes again recurved toward the body.” —Whitney, 1889


William Dwight Whitney The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1911)


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