†subfamily Ampullospirinae Cox 1930 (moon snail)

Gastropoda - Naticoidea - Naticidae

Alternative spelling: Ampullospiridae

Parent taxon: Naticidae according to G. Pastorino 2005

See also Jeffery 2003, Kabat 1991, Kosnik 2002, Majima 1989, Marincovich 1977 and Ponder and Warén 1988

Sister taxa: Amaurellina, Amauropsella, Amauropsina, Amauropsona, Amaurospina, Austrocochlis, Banis, Chilocyclus, Cochlis, Eunatica, Euspirocrommium, Forator, Globisininae, Globulariinae, Gyrodinae, Lunatia, Magnatica, Maxwellinatica, Naticinae, Payradeautia, Polinicinae, Sigatica, Sininae, Taniella

Subtaxa: Amauropsis Crommium Gyrodes Lacunaria Tejonia

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Ecology: semi-infaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of the United Kingdom (1 collection)

• Miocene of Brazil (5), Trinidad and Tobago (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Antarctica (1)

• Oligocene of Bulgaria (5), United States (7: Florida, Georgia, Washington)

• Eocene of Belgium (1), Colombia (6), France (5), Haiti (1), Japan (1), Mexico (6), Pakistan (3), Somalia (1), Spain (73), Trinidad and Tobago (1), Turkey (2), the United Kingdom (5), United States (18: Alabama, California, Florida, Mississippi, Oregon, Washington)

• Paleocene of Egypt (1), Mexico (7), Nigeria (2), Pakistan (1), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (36: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, New Jersey, Texas)

• Paleogene of United States (1: California)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of Austria (3), France (3), Germany (5), Greenland (2), Hungary (1), Israel (14), Japan (12), Madagascar (4), Mexico (5), Mozambique (5), Poland (4), South Africa (2), Spain (1), USSR (1), the United Kingdom (10), United States (319: Alabama, Arizona, California, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas)

• Triassic of Italy (5)

Total: 591 collections including 747 occurrences

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