Cephalopoda

Discoceras Barrande, 1867

Taxon description

Kröger & Aubrechtova, 2019

Diagnosis (after Furnish & Glenister 1964). Gradually expanding conchs with a ribbed or smooth shell surface, characterized by a slight to moderate whorl overlap, circular to subquadrate whorl cross section, central position of siphuncle in initial half-volution, marginodorsal in succeeding 1.5–2 whorls, subdorsal at maturity, and thick, layered connecting rings.

Selection of related publications
Kröger, B., Aubrechtová, M. 2018. Cephalopods from reef limestone of the Vasalemma Formation, northern Estonia (latest Sandbian, Upper Ordovician) and the establishment of a local warm-water fauna. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 16, 10, 799-839. DOI:10.1080/14772019.2017.1347212
Kröger, B. 2013. The cephalopods of the Boda Limestone, Late Ordovician, of Dalarna, Sweden. European Journal of Taxonomy 41, 41, 1-110. DOI:10.5852/ejt.2013.41
Kröger, B., Ebbestad, J. O. R., Högström, A. E. S., Frisk, Ǻ. M. 2011. Mass concentration of Hirnantian cephalopods from the Siljan District, Sweden; taxonomy, palaeoecology and palaeobiogeographic relationships. Fossil Record 14, 1, 35-53. DOI:10.1002/mmng.201000014
Stumbur, H. A. 1956. On the nautiloids of Kohila Subseries (Upper Ordovician of East Baltic). Tartu Riikliku Ülikooli Toimetised 42, 176-185.
Stumbur, H. 1955. Eesti NSV ülem-ordoviitsiumi nautiloididest. Diplomitöö; 16 fototahvlit, materjali nimekiri Stumburi tööde kaustas, pp. 1-159.
Balashov, Z. G. 1953. Coiled and half-coiled nautiloids from the Ordovician of Baltics. Trudy VNIGRI 78, , 217-300. Stratigraphy and fauna of the Ordovician and Silurian West Russian Platform, pp. 217-300.
Teichert, C. 1930. Die Cephalopoden-Fauna der Lyckholm-Stufe des Ostbaltikums. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 12, 3/4, 264-312. DOI:10.1007/BF03044452
Eichwald, E. 1861. Paleontologiâ Rossii. Drevnij period. II. Fauna grauvakkovoj, gornoizvestkovoj i medistoslancevatoj formacij Rossii.