(Science: paleontology) Any fossil cephalopod shell of the genus Scaphites, belonging to the ammonite family and having a chambered boat-shaped shell. Scaphites are found in the Cretaceous formation.

Origin: L. Scapha a boat, fr. Gr. A boat, anything dug or scooped out, fr. To dig.

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