Family Smittinidae Levinsen 1909 (bryozoan)

Gymnolaemata - Cheilostomata - Smittinidae

Parent taxon: Smittinoidea according to B. Berning 2006

See also Bock 2006, Brown 1952, Brown 1956, Brown 1958, Canu and Bassler 1935, Cheetham 1962, Di Martino and Taylor 2015, Gordon et al. 1994, Lee et al. 1997 and Schmidt 2003

Sister taxa: Bitectiporidae, Watersiporidae

Subtaxa: Hemismittoidea Houzeauina Parasmittina Plagiosmittia Pleurocodonellina Prenantia Schismoporella Smittina Smittinella Smittoidea

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Type: Smittina

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Barbados (1 collection), Costa Rica (4), Greece (1), Greenland (2), New Zealand (2), United States (7: Florida, New York, South Carolina)

• Pliocene of Antarctica (2), Australia (2), Jamaica (1), New Zealand (3), Panama (6), Portugal (1), Spain (3)

• Miocene to Oligocene of Australia (12)

• Miocene of Australia (3), the Czech Republic (10), Egypt (1), France (1), Germany (1), Hungary (1), India (4), Indonesia (2), Morocco (3), New Zealand (3), Panama (1), Romania (2), Spain (6)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Australia (7)

• Oligocene of Australia (2), Germany (1), New Zealand (1), United States (8: Alabama, Mississippi)

• Landon of New Zealand (1)

• Eocene of India (2), New Zealand (2), United States (15: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi)

Total: 124 collections including 201 occurrences

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