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Temporal range: Early Pennsylvanian – recent[1]
Octopus vulgaris 2.jpg
Octopus vulgaris
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
(unranked): Neocoleoidea
Superorder: Octopodiformes
Berthold & Engeser, 1987[2]

See text.

  • Octobrachia Fiorini, 1981[2]
  • Vampyropoda Boletzky, 1992[2]

Octopodiformes is a superorder of the subclass Coleoidea, comprising the octopuses and the vampire squid. All members of Octopodiformes have eight arms.



  1. ^ Kluessendorf, J.; Doyle, P. (2000). "Pohlsepia Mazonensis, an Early 'Octopus' from the Carboniferous of Illinois, USA". Palaeontology. 43 (5): 919. doi:10.1111/1475-4983.00155.
  2. ^ a b c Young, Richard E.; Vecchione, Michael; Fuchs, Dirk (May 3, 2010). "Octopodiformes Berthold and Engeser, 1987. Vampire Squid and Octopods". Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Retrieved Jun 2, 2010. External link in |work= (help)

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