Octopodiformes

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Octopodiformes
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
Subgroups

See text.

Synonyms
  • Octobrachia Fiorini, 1981
  • Vampyropoda Boletzky, 1992

Octopodiformes is a group of cephalopods with eight arms and no skeletal structure. They include Octopods and the Vampire squid.

References[change | change source]

  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.