Vermetus Daudin 1800 (worm shell)

Gastropoda - Vermetoidea - Vermetidae

Parent taxon: Vermetidae according to J. A. Todd 2001

See also Martin 1904, Mukerjee 1939, Oostingh 1935, Pacaud and Le Renard 1995, Sepkoski 2002 and Wilson 1993

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

Subtaxa: Vermetus (Bivonia) Vermetus (Thylaeodus) Vermetus anellum Vermetus anguis Vermetus carmatus Vermetus cornejoi Vermetus cristatus Vermetus giganteus Vermetus hanguensis Vermetus javanus Vermetus junghuhni Vermetus lumbricalis Vermetus maximus Vermetus pulcher Vermetus quadricarinatus Vermetus stampinensis Vermetus tokyoensis

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of China (1 collection), Eritrea (2), France (1), Italy (1), Japan (2), Mexico (6), Morocco (6), Portugal (2), Saudi Arabia (4), South Africa (3), Spain (6), United States (2: California, Hawaii)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (1), Cyprus (1), Holy See (Vatican City State) (1), Indonesia (6), Italy (1), Mexico (1), South Africa (3)

• Miocene of Algeria (10), Austria (2), Belgium (1), France (1), Grenada (2), India (2), Indonesia (12), Italy (4), Moldova (2), Morocco (2), Northern Mariana Islands (1), Poland (2), Romania (1), South Africa (1), Spain (1), United States (1: Rhode Island), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene of Mexico (1), Oman (1)

• Eocene of Indonesia (1), the Netherlands (2), the United Kingdom (1)

• Paleocene of Austria (1), Nigeria (1), Pakistan (1), Poland (3), United States (2: Texas, Virginia)

• Cretaceous of Mexico (12), Switzerland (2)

• Jurassic of Saudi Arabia (4)

Total: 128 collections including 140 occurrences

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