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Temporal range: Upper Cretaceous
|An artist's illustration of Baculites|
| †Baculites vertebralis|
Lamarck, 1801 vide Meek, 1876
Baculites is a genus of ammonite that lived during the Late Cretaceous. One surprising feature about Baculites is that it resembled Orthocones, a group of cephalopods that lived during the Paleozoic era and also had cone-shaped shells. This is most likely a case of convergent evolution.