Basic info Taxonomic history Classification Included Taxa
Morphology Ecology and taphonomy External Literature Search Age range and collections

Vermiceras

Cephalopoda - Ammonitida - Arietitidae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1867Discoceras Hyatt
1923Protocymbites Spath p. 77
1924Metophioceras Spath
1925Diplosellites Buckman
1926Keynshamites Buckman
1994Vermiceras Bloos p. 10
2002Dalaticeras Meister et al.
2002Vermiceras Sepkoski
2003Metophioceras Meister and Friebe
2007Metophioceras Geczy and Meister
2013Vermiceras Howarth p. 14

Is something missing? Join the Paleobiology Database and enter the data

RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
phylumMollusca
classCephalopodaCuvier 1797
RankNameAuthor
subclassAmmonoidea(Zittel 1884)
orderAmmonitidaHyatt 1889
suborderAmmonitinaHyatt 1889
superfamilyPsiloceratoidea(Hyatt 1867)
familyArietitidaeHyatt 1875
subfamilyArietitinaeHyatt 1875
genusVermiceras

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

show all | hide all
Subg. †Vermiceras (Gyrophioceras) Spath 1924
hide
Gyrophioceras morganense Taylor 1998
Subg. †Vermiceras (Paracaloceras) Spath 1923
hide
Paracaloceras concavum Taylor 1998
Paracaloceras coregonense Sowerby 1831
Paracaloceras haueri Guembel 1861
Paracaloceras varaense Hillebrandt 2000
Invalid names: Vermiceras (Alpinoceras) Lange 1941 [synonym], Vermiceras (Centauroceras) Blind 1963 [synonym]
Subg. †Vermiceras (Vermiceras) Hyatt 1889
Vermiceras densicostatum Taylor 1998
Invalid names: Dalaticeras Meister et al. 2002 [synonym], Diplosellites Buckman 1925 [synonym], Discoceras Hyatt 1867 [replaced], Keynshamites Buckman 1926 [synonym], Metophioceras Spath 1924 [synonym], Protocymbites Spath 1923 [synonym]
Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
partNmeanminimummaximummedians.d.
height610.57.0013.010.82.13
diameter651.828.069.556.514.3
inflation631.515.850.334.811.1
shell height1412.06.3034.310.38.28
shell diameter1457.116.0169.054.048.0
shell inflation1431.14.00106.030.132.7

Composition: aragoniteo
Environment: marinec
Locomotion: fast-movingo
Life habit: nektonico
Diet: carnivoreo
Vision: well-developedc
Created: 2005-01-28 02:27:03
Modified: 2009-10-08 14:14:55
Source: o = order, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Kiessling 2003

Age range: base of the Hettangian to the top of the Sinemurian or 201.30000 to 190.80000 Ma

Collections (133 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Rhaetian - Early/Lower Sinemurian208.5 - 189.6Austria Paracaloceras coregonense (195482)
Hettangian201.3 - 199.3USA (Oregon) V. sp. (200707 201169 201170) V. sp., V. morganense (200708 200709 200710 201166) V. sp., V. morganense, V. supraspiratus, Paracaloceras sp. (201167) V. sp., V. supraspiratus (201168)
Hettangian201.3 - 199.3Mexico (Sonora) Metophioceras sp. (201180 201181) Paracaloceras sp. (201178)
Hettangian201.3 - 199.3Canada (British Columbia) Paracaloceras sp. (53472)
Angulata201.3 - 196.5Argentina (Mendoza) V. coregonense (181952) V. sp., V. rursicostatum (42767)
Angulata201.3 - 196.5Austria Alpinoceras perspiratum (189271 189272) Arietites praespiratissimus (189262) Arietites supraspiratus (189265) V. praespiratissimum, V. supraspiratum (189263) V. supraspiratum (189264)
Angulata201.3 - 196.5USA (Alaska) Paracaloceras sp., Paracaloceras rursicostatum (68723)
Angulata201.3 - 196.5USA (Nevada) Metophioceras rursicostatum (42876) Paracaloceras concavum (157504) Paracaloceras haueri (188629) Paracaloceras mineralense (157511) Paracaloceras rursicostatum (188656)
Angulata201.3 - 196.5USA (Oregon) Gyrophioceras morganense (157626 157627) Paracaloceras mineralense (157506) Paracaloceras morganense (157507)
Angulata201.3 - 196.5Canada (British Columbia) Gyrophioceras morganense (84812) Gyrophioceras supraspiratum (84739 84746) Metophioceras sp., Paracaloceras sp. A, Paracaloceras sp., Paracaloceras rursicostatum (157392) Paracaloceras coregonense (157529) Paracaloceras multicostatum, Paracaloceras coregonense (157527) Paracaloceras rursicostatum (84767 84769 84783 84784 84786 157359 157360 157363 157368 157371 157374 157378) Paracaloceras rursicostatum, Gyrophioceras mineralense (157385) Paracaloceras rursicostatum, Gyrophioceras supraspiratum (84738) Paracaloceras rursicostatum, Paracaloceras varaense (157361 157365 157372 157381) Paracaloceras sp. (157531 157532) Paracaloceras sp. A, Paracaloceras rursicostatum (157366) Paracaloceras sp. A, Paracaloceras rursicostatum, Paracaloceras varaense (157393) Paracaloceras sp. B, Paracaloceras rursicostatum (157379) Paracaloceras sp. B, Paracaloceras sp., Paracaloceras rursicostatum (157380) Paracaloceras varaense (157382)
Late/Upper Hettangian201.3 - 196.5Chile Paracaloceras sp. (209279 209562) Paracaloceras varaense (209281)
Late/Upper Hettangian201.3 - 196.5Mexico (Sonora) Paracaloceras rursicostatum (208236)
Late/Upper Hettangian201.3 - 196.5Italy (L'Aquila) Gyrophioceras sp. (196795) Paracaloceras sp. (196794)
Late/Upper Hettangian201.3 - 196.5Canada (British Columbia) Metophioceras rursicostatum (53361) Paracaloceras rursicostatum (53363) V. coregonense, Metophioceras spp. (34142) V. scylla (208934)
Late/Upper Hettangian201.3 - 196.5Austria (Tirol) Alpinoceras haueri (208598)
Late/Upper Hettangian201.3 - 196.5Argentina (Mendoza) Paracaloceras varaense (209630)
Liasicus201.3 - 196.5Canada (British Columbia) Paracaloceras sp., Gyrophioceras praespiratissimum (84919)
Liasicus201.3 - 196.5Austria V. praespiratissimum (189261)
Middle Hettangian201.3 - 196.5Italy (L'Aquila) Protocymbites indet. (196788)
Middle Hettangian - Late/Upper Hettangian201.3 - 196.5Italy (L'Aquila) Paracaloceras centauroides (196793)
Middle Hettangian - Late/Upper Hettangian201.3 - 196.5Austria Paracaloceras coregonense (27226)
Hettangian - Sinemurian201.3 - 190.8Austria V. perspiratum, Paracaloceras gr. coregorense, Paracaloceras grunowi, Paracaloceras haueri (38057)
Hettangian - Sinemurian201.3 - 190.8Romania V. sp. (219456)
Angulata - Bucklandi201.3 - 189.6Canada (British Columbia) Paracaloceras sp. (157530)
Hettangian - Early/Lower Sinemurian201.3 - 189.6United Kingdom (Gloucestershire) Metophioceras longidomus, Metophioceras rougemonti (204157)
Hettangian - Early/Lower Sinemurian201.3 - 189.6Austria Paracaloceras coregonense (195483) Paracaloceras grunowi, Paracaloceras sp. (196514)
Hettangian - Early/Lower Sinemurian201.3 - 189.6Canada (British Columbia) Paracaloceras sp. (53878)
Late/Upper Hettangian - Early/Lower Sinemurian201.3 - 189.6Canada (British Columbia) Metophioceras sp., Metophioceras rotarium (53648)
Early/Lower Jurassic201.3 - 174.1Indonesia (Timor) Arietites coregonensis (205669)
Early/Lower Jurassic - Middle Jurassic201.3 - 163.5Indonesia Arietites rotticus (132795)
Sinemurian199.3 - 190.8Russian Federation V. sp. (129826)
Sinemurian199.3 - 190.8USA (Oregon) V. sp. (201171 201172 201173 201174)
Sinemurian199.3 - 190.8Germany V. latisculum (28936) V. skylla, V. latisculum (28935) V. sp. (28939)
Sinemurian199.3 - 190.8Canada (British Columbia) Metophioceras rursicostatum (53625) V. sp., Metophioceras rursicostatum (4884)
Sinemurian199.3 - 190.8Mexico (Sonora) Metophioceras sp. (201182 201183 201184)
Bucklandi196.5 - 189.6USA (Nevada) Metophioceras rotarium (157501 157502) Metophioceras sp. A (157499) Metophioceras trigonatum (157505) Paracaloceras n. sp. (157497 157500) V. densicostatum (157512)
Bucklandi196.5 - 189.6USA (Oregon) Metophioceras rursicostatum (157630)
Bucklandi196.5 - 189.6Ukraine (Crimea) Metophioceras sp. (230732)
Bucklandi196.5 - 189.6Argentina (Mendoza) V. gracile, V. spp. (42766)
Bucklandi196.5 - 189.6Canada (British Columbia) Paracaloceras sp. (157522)
Bucklandi196.5 - 189.6Hungary (Veszpr√©m Megye) Metophioceras galaczi (78206)
Bucklandi196.5 - 189.6USA (Alaska) Paracaloceras sp. (68729)
Early/Lower Sinemurian196.5 - 189.6Chile Coroniceras rursicostatum (209362) Metophioceras sp. (209272 209290 209357)
Early/Lower Sinemurian196.5 - 189.6Mexico (Hidalgo) Metophioceras anaberthae, Metophioceras molineroi, Metophioceras sp. (208368)
Early/Lower Sinemurian196.5 - 189.6Peru V. sp. (209243)
Early/Lower Sinemurian196.5 - 189.6Chile (Taltal) V. scylla (210055 210083) V. sp. (210081 210084)
Early/Lower Sinemurian196.5 - 189.6Canada (British Columbia) Metophioceras sp. (199704) Paracaloceras sp. (53623)
Early/Lower Sinemurian196.5 - 189.6United Kingdom (Gloucestershire) V. latisulcatum (204155) V. spiratissimum (204156)
Early/Lower Sinemurian196.5 - 189.6China (Guangdong) Protocymbites sp. (150444)
Late/Upper Sinemurian196.5 - 189.6Canada (British Columbia) V. scylla (53129)
Obtusum196.5 - 189.6Tunisia Protocymbites azzouzi (170504)