Family Acmaeidae Forbes 1850 (limpet)

Gastropoda - Patellogastropoda - Acmaeidae

Alternative spelling: Acmaeadae

Full reference: E. Forbes. 1850. Reports of the 19th meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (Birmingham, 1849). Notices and abstracts of communications

Parent taxon: Lottioidea according to S. M. Ferrari 2014

See also Abbott 1974, Beesley 1998, Bouchet et al. 2005, Harzhauser and Kowalke 2002, Jeffery 2003, Knight et al. 1960, Kosnik 2002, Lozouet et al. 2001, Pacaud and Le Renard 1995, Sohl 1964, Stilwell et al. 2004 and Todd 2001

Sister taxa: Lepetidae, Lottiidae

Subtaxa: Acmaeinae Asteracmea Bathyacmaea Chiazacmea Conorhytis Deslongchampsia Hamptoniella Naccula Patelloidinae Pectinodontinae Pseudorhytidopilus Rhodopetalinae Scurriopsis Serradonta Tectura

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Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (2 collections), Canada (6: Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut), Greenland (6), Iceland (1), Italy (1), Jamaica (1), South Africa (1), Vanuatu (1)

• Pliocene of Italy (1), Peru (1), the United Kingdom (2)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), France (1), Kazakhstan (1)

• Oligocene of New Zealand (1)

• Eocene of United States (4: California)

• Paleocene of Belgium (1), France (1), Poland (1)

• Cretaceous of Japan (4)

• Jurassic of Argentina (1), France (2), Germany (1), Greenland (3), Hungary (2), Italy (2), Luxembourg (2), Tanzania (3), the United Kingdom (2)

• Triassic of China (3)

Total: 59 collections including 74 occurrences

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