Order Serpulimorpha (worm)

Polychaeta - Serpulimorpha

Parent taxon: Polychaeta according to J. J. Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Aciculata, Aeolosomatidae, Amphinomorpha, Arachnostega, Bundenbachochaeta, Campylites, Caprascolex, Drilomorpha, Ebetallites, Eopolychaetus, Eotrophonia, Eunicemorpha, Flabelligerimorpha, Geophilus proavus, Haileyia, Hammatopsis, Hesionites, Hirudopsis, Khemisina, Klakesia, Leodicidae, Lockportia, Microtubus, Nawnites, Oliveirania, Palaeotubus, Palpata, Parergodrilidae, Phragmochaetidae, Phyllodocemorpha, Pontobdellopsis, Potamodrilidae, Propolynoe, Psammodrilidae, Pyllodocida, Ramesses, Ruedemannella, Sarcionata, Schizoproboscina, Scolecida, Sedentaria, Sedentarida, Siboglinidae, Soris, Spiomorpha, Spiroglyphus, Stoma, Terebellomorpha, Tosalorbis, Tubicola, Tubulelloides, Tymbochoos

Subtaxa: Asterosalpinx Bipygmaeus Camptosalpinx Cementula Chaetosalpinx Circeis Clavulites Conora Cubiculovinea Cycloserpula Diploconcha Discouvermetulus Ditrupula Filogranula Flucticularia Galeolaria Genicularia Gitonia Hamulus Hicetes Howellitubus Hydroides Iquitosia Janita Jereminella Laqueoserpula Longitubus Metalaeospira Metavermilia Mucroserpula Muroserpula Neodexiospira Neomicrorbis Neovermilia Ornatoporta Orthoconorca Paliurus Paralaeospira Pegmaticula Pentaditrupa Phragmosalpinx Pileolaria Placostegus Pomatoceros Protectoconorca Proterula Protulites Protulophila Salmacina Sarcinella Sclerostyla Semiserpula Serpentula Serpularia Serpulites Serpulopsis Sinuocornu Spiraserpula Streptindytes Tetraserpula Torlessia Vepreculina Vermilia Vermiliopsis

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Antarctica (5 collections), Barbados (1), Greece (2), Italy (5), Mexico (1), United States (4: North Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (1)

• Pliocene of Italy (3), Venezuela (1)

• Miocene of Austria (2), Poland (2), Spain (1)

• Eocene of Germany (1), the United Kingdom (2)

• Paleocene of United States (3: Alabama, New Jersey, Texas)

• Cretaceous of Argentina (7), the Czech Republic (7), France (11), Germany (2), Switzerland (9), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (240: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Wyoming)

• Jurassic of Argentina (5), France (8), Germany (2), India (25), Israel (1), Luxembourg (2), Portugal (12), Spain (3), Tanzania (3), Tunisia (1), the United Kingdom (10), United States (3: Utah)

• Permian of Pakistan (2)

• Virgilian of United States (1: Maryland)

• Carboniferous of United States (1: Maryland)

• Devonian of Brazil (10), the Czech Republic (1), Germany (2), South Africa (2), Uruguay (1)

• Silurian of Estonia (1), Poland (1), the United Kingdom (23), United States (3: Maryland, New York, Wisconsin)

• Ordovician of Canada (1: Ontario), the Czech Republic (1), Norway (3), United States (13: New York, Ohio, Vermont)

Total: 453 collections including 581 occurrences

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