Serpulorbis Sasso 1827 (worm shell)

Gastropoda - Vermetoidea - Vermetidae

Synonym: Aletes Carpenter 1857

Parent taxon: Vermetidae according to B. Landau and C. Marques da Silva 2010

See also Abbott 1974, Dockery 1977, Ladd 1972, Pacaud and Le Renard 1995, Sepkoski 2002, Todd 2001, Ward and Blackwelder 1987, Weisbord 1962, Wilson 1993 and Woodring 1959

Sister taxa: Burtinella, Dendropoma, Dendropomatinae, Elliptovermetus, Lementina, Lemintina, Macrophragma, Vermetinae, Vermetus

Subtaxa: Aletes squamigerus Serpulorbis arenaria Serpulorbis cancellatus Serpulorbis conicus Serpulorbis decussatus Serpulorbis granifera Serpulorbis imbricatus Serpulorbis llajasensis Serpulorbis major Serpulorbis papulosus Serpulorbis rudis Serpulorbis squamulosus

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Type: Serpula arenaria

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (2 collections), Bermuda (7), China (1), Costa Rica (1), Cuba (1), French Polynesia (3), Italy (2), Jamaica (1), Japan (3), Mexico (3), Panama (1), the Seychelles (1), United States (5: California, Florida, North Carolina), Venezuela (1)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (4), the Dominican Republic (8), Ecuador (2), Fiji (1), Italy (2), Jamaica (2), Japan (1), Panama (10), Trinidad and Tobago (6), United States (14: California, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (13)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (2)

• Miocene of Australia (2), Brazil (2), Chile (4), Colombia (5), the Dominican Republic (27), France (1), Grenada (1), Indonesia (1), Italy (1), Japan (1), the Marshall Islands (2), Panama (8), Trinidad and Tobago (4), United States (12: Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (2: Florida)

• Oligocene of United States (6: Mississippi)

• Eocene of Antarctica (5), France (3), Germany (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (22: Alabama, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas)

• Paleocene of France (1), United States (12: Alabama, Maryland, Texas, Virginia)

• Cretaceous of United States (1: Tennessee)

Total: 224 collections including 254 occurrences

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