Family Architectonicidae Gray 1850 (snail)

Gastropoda - Architectonicoidea - Architectonicidae

Parent taxon: Architectonicoidea according to G. Rosenberg 2005

See also Beesley 1998, Harzhauser 2004, Ponder and Warén 1988, Rivera 1957, Sohl 1964, Todd 2001 and Wienrich and Janssen 2007

Sister taxa: Alexogyra, Amphitomariidae

Subtaxa: Acutitectonica Architectonica Basisulcata Calodisculus Dinaxis Discotectonica Disculus Eosolarium Granosolarium Heliacinae Mangonuia Margaritella Patulaxis Philippia Pseudomalaxis Pseudotorinia Psilaxis Rinaldoconchus Solarium Spirolaxis Torinia Torinista Wangaloa

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Costa Rica (6 collections), Cuba (1), Djibouti (1), Ecuador (3), Indonesia (1), Italy (2), Jamaica (1), Japan (2), Kenya (1), Mexico (3), Morocco (1), Pakistan (2), Panama (2), Spain (1), Taiwan (2), Thailand (2), United States (3: Florida, Hawaii, South Carolina), Vanuatu (2), Yemen (2)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Malaysia (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of Colombia (4), Costa Rica (14), the Dominican Republic (4), Ecuador (4), Fiji (1), Haiti (1), India (1), Indonesia (8), Italy (2), Jamaica (6), Japan (9), Mexico (7), Pakistan (3), Panama (20), Papua New Guinea (1), Peru (1), the Philippines (4), South Africa (1), Trinidad and Tobago (6), United States (10: California, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (17)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (6), Japan (1)

• Miocene of Algeria (5), Australia (2), Austria (2), Brazil (9), Chile (3), Colombia (44), Costa Rica (2), the Dominican Republic (6), Ecuador (16), Fiji (1), France (3), Germany (18), Grenada (5), Haiti (1), India (8), Indonesia (12), Italy (8), Japan (5), the Marshall Islands (5), Mexico (3), Morocco (1), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (3), Pakistan (3), Palau (1), Panama (97), Peru (2), Poland (2), South Africa (1), Trinidad and Tobago (5), United States (19: Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, South Carolina), Venezuela (20)

• Oligocene of Australia (1), Germany (1), India (1), Iran (1), New Zealand (1), Pakistan (2), Panama (3), Peru (2), United States (29: Mississippi, North Carolina, Oregon), Venezuela (1)

• Eocene to Oligocene of Haiti (1)

• Eocene of Antarctica (3), Australia (5), Bulgaria (1), Colombia (2), Egypt (4), France (14), Germany (2), Indonesia (3), Italy (2), Mexico (7), the Netherlands Antilles (3), New Zealand (2), Nigeria (11), Pakistan (5), Panama (2), Peru (7), Saudi Arabia (1), Senegal (1), Spain (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), the United Kingdom (23), United States (162: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia)

• Paleocene of Austria (1), Belgium (2), Colombia (1), Denmark (7), Egypt (4), Germany (1), Greenland (1), Mexico (1), Nigeria (2), Pakistan (2), Poland (1), Puerto Rico (1), United States (38: Alabama, California, Louisiana, Maryland, Texas, Virginia)

• Cretaceous of Australia (1), Austria (1), Brazil (1), Bulgaria (1), Cameroon (1), Egypt (1), France (3), Indian Ocean (1), Madagascar (1), Mexico (1), Poland (3), South Africa (1), Switzerland (2), the United Kingdom (2), United States (83: Alabama, California, Delaware, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas), Venezuela (1)

• Jurassic of France (4), Saudi Arabia (2), Somalia (1), Tunisia (2)

• Triassic of Italy (1), Slovenia (1)

Total: 966 collections including 1364 occurrences

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