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Class Cephalopoda Cuvier, 1797
Subclass Coleoidea Bather, 1888
'Cohort' Neocoleoidea Haas, 1997
Superorder Octopodiformes Young et al., 1998
Order Vampyromorphida Pickford, 1939
Family Vampyroteuthidae Thiele, 1915
Genus Vampyroteuthis Chun, 1903