Nautilus cookanum

Nautilus cookanum is an extinct species of nautilus. It lived during the Eocene epoch. N. cookanum placed within the genus Nautilus, together with extant species based on their shared shell characters.[1] Fossils of the species from the Late Eocene Hoko River Formation are noted as one of the two oldest occurrences for the genus (with the other, older occurrence being N. praepompilius of the Paleogene).[2]

Nautilus cookanum
Temporal range: Late Eocene
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Nautiloidea
Order: Nautilida
Family: Nautilidae
Genus: Nautilus
N. cookanum
Binomial name
Nautilus cookanum
Whitfield, 1892


  1. ^ Ward, P.D. & W.B. Saunders 1997. Allonautilus: a new genus of living nautiloid cephalopod and its bearing on phylogeny of the Nautilida. Journal of Paleontology 71(6): 1054–1064.
  2. ^ Ryoji, W.; et al. (2008). "First discovery of fossil Nautilus pompilius (Nautilidae, Cephalopoda) from Pangasinan, northwestern Philippines". Paleontological Research. 12 (1): 89–95. doi:10.2517/1342-8144(2008)12[89:FDOFNP]2.0.CO;2.