Vermetus

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Vermetus
Temporal range: Jurassic–Recent
Vermetus Pliocene Cyprus aperture view.jpg
Vermetus sp., Nicosia Formation, Pliocene, Cyprus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Vermetoidea
Family: Vermetidae
Subfamily: Vermetinae
Genus: Vermetus
Daudin, 1800
Type species
Vermetus adansonii Daudin, 1800
Synonyms[1]

Thylaeodus Mörch, 1860

Vermetus is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Vermetidae, the worm snails or worm shells.[1]

The genus Vermetus is very ancient: it occurs in the fossil record from the Jurassic to the Quaternary (age range: from 164.7 to 0.0 million years ago).[2]

Species[edit]

Species within the genus Vermetus include:

Species brought into synonymy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Vermetus Daudin, 1800. Gofas, S. (2009). Vermetus Daudin, 1800. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=138652 on 11 February 2012.
  2. ^ Fossilworks
  3. ^ Vermetus afer (Gmelin, 1791).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 9 July 2010.
  4. ^ Vermetus alii Hadfield & Kay, 1972.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 9 July 2010.
  5. ^ Vermetus enderli Schiaparelli & Metivier, 2000.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 9 July 2010.
  6. ^ Vermetus eruca (Lamarck, 1818).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 9 July 2010.
  7. ^ Vermetus goreensis (Gmelin, 1791).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 9 July 2010.
  8. ^ Vermetus granulatus (Gravenhorst, 1831).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 9 July 2010.
  9. ^ Vermetus intestinalis (Gmelin, 1791).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 9 July 2010.
  10. ^ Vermetus masier Deshayes, 1843.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 9 July 2010.
  11. ^ Vermetus rugulosus Monterosato, 1878.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 9 July 2010.
  12. ^ Vermetus selectus (Monterasato, 1892).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 9 July 2010.
  13. ^ Vermetus semisurrectus Bivona Ant., 1832.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 9 July 2010.
  14. ^ Vermetus triquetrus Bivona Ant., 1832.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 9 July 2010.
  15. ^ Vermetus cristatus Biondi, 1857.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 9 July 2010.
  16. ^ Vermetus gigas Bivona in Philippi, 1836.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 9 July 2010.
  • Keen M. (1961). A proposed reclassification of the gastropod family Vermetidae. Bulletin of the British Museum, Natural History (Zoology) 7 (3): 183-211 [febbraio] page(s): 186, 187
  • Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180–213

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