Scaph"ite (?), n. [L. scapha a boat, fr. Gr. a boat, anything dug or scooped out, fr. to dig.] Paleon.
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.
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