Hipponix Defrance 1819 (hoof shell)

Gastropoda - Vanikoroidea - Hipponicidae

Alternative spelling: Hipponyx

Parent taxon: Hipponicidae according to J. A. Todd 2001

See also Abbass 1967, Dockery 1977, Erdmann and Morra 1985, Harzhauser 2004, Ladd 1972, MacNeil 1960, Sepkoski 2002, Wilson 1993, Woodring 1928, Woodring 1957 and Zinsmeister 1983

Sister taxa: Cheilea, Eoatlanta, Gnaszynium, Krebsia, Rothpletzia, Sabia

Subtaxa: Hipponix (Antisabia) Hipponix (Malluvium) Hipponix (Pilosabia) Hipponix antiquatus Hipponix conicus Hipponix interruptus Hipponix pristinus Hipponyx ainamurensis Hipponyx carpenteri Hipponyx ceras Hipponyx conoides Hipponyx cornucopae Hipponyx costata Hipponyx gomai Hipponyx ovalis Hipponyx pygmaea Hipponyx tumens Hipponyx woodi

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Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal grazer-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (5 collections), the Bahamas (3), Bermuda (3), Cayman Islands (3), Costa Rica (1), Cuba (1), Ecuador (3), Jamaica (1), Japan (4), Mexico (25), New Zealand (2), Spain (1), United States (23: California, Florida, Hawaii)

• Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (4), Ecuador (2), Fiji (3), Indonesia (2), Jamaica (4), Japan (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (2: California, Florida), Venezuela (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (2), Australia (1), the Dominican Republic (6), Fiji (1), France (3), Grenada (2), India (2), Italy (6), Japan (1), the Marshall Islands (9), Panama (2), South Africa (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (1: California), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (2: Florida)

• Oligocene of Argentina (3), Germany (1), Iran (1), New Zealand (1), Pakistan (1)

• Eocene of Bulgaria (1), Egypt (2), France (9), Germany (1), Italy (1), Panama (1), United States (74: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Virginia, Washington)

• Paleocene of Belgium (1), Denmark (1), Egypt (1), France (1), Greenland (3), Nigeria (1), Poland (2), Puerto Rico (1)

• Cretaceous of the United Kingdom (1), United States (2: California)

Total: 247 collections including 299 occurrences

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