|Allonautilus scrobiculatus shell with periostracum removed|
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The genus Allonautilus contains two species of nautiluses, which have a significantly different morphology from those placed in the sister taxon Nautilus. Allonautilus is now thought to be a descendant of Nautilus, rendering the latter genus paraphyletic.
Live individuals of the genus have only been collected in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Little is known about their biology because they live in deep waters, whereas the better-understood genus Nautilus lives closer to the surface.
The entire family Nautilidae, including all species in the genus Nautilus and Allonautilus, was listed on Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
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|Image||Scientific name||Common name||Distribution|
|Allonautilus perforatus||Bali chambered nautilus||Bali and Papua New Guinea|
|Allonautilus scrobiculatus||crusty nautilus||Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands|
Source: "Allonautilus", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, January 7th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allonautilus.
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- ^ 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.
- ^ Groth, J. G., et al. (2015). The mitochondrial genome of Allonautilus (Mollusca: Cephalopoda): Base composition, noncoding-region variation, and phylogenetic divergence. American Museum Novitates 3834 1-18.
- ^ "Checklist of CITES species". Archived from the original on 2013-11-15.
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