Subfamily Vermetinae Rafinesque 1815 (worm shell)

Gastropoda - Vermetoidea - Vermetidae

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

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

Subtaxa: Petaloconchus

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (3: Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut collections), Costa Rica (3), Italy (8), Jamaica (1), Mexico (2), Panama (1), Spain (2), United States (17: California, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of Antarctica (3), Belgium (1), Colombia (4), Costa Rica (3), the Dominican Republic (12), Greece (2), Italy (4), Jamaica (2), Mexico (1), Panama (7), Trinidad and Tobago (3), the United Kingdom (2), United States (9: Florida, South Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (4)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (8)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Austria (8), Brazil (3), Colombia (22), the Dominican Republic (48), Ecuador (2), France (1), Germany (1), Greece (1), Grenada (1), Panama (23), Poland (2), Slovakia (2), Trinidad and Tobago (4), United States (11: Florida), Venezuela (9)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Eocene of France (1), United States (1: Mississippi)

Total: 245 collections including 277 occurrences

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