Family Bithyniidae Gray 1857 (snail)

Gastropoda - Rissooidea - Bithyniidae

Parent taxon: Rissooidea according to P. Bouchet et al. 2005

See also Beesley 1998 and Ponder and Warén 1988

Sister taxa: Adeorbidae, Amnicolidae, Barleeidae, Cochliopidae, Cyclotropis, Elachisinidae, Emblandidae, Epigridae, Greveniella, Helicostoidae, Lithoglyphidae, Mesocochliopidae, Moitessieriidae, Palaeorissoinidae, Rissoidae, Torniidae, Vitrinellidae

Subtaxa: Bithynia Bulimidae Gabbiella Lufengospira

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Ecology: epifaunal grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Congo-Kinshasa (2 collections), France (1), Poland (2), Romania (1), Spain (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (2)

• Pliocene of Croatia (2), Spain (3), Tanzania (2), Turkey (1)

• Miocene of Austria (1), Germany (24), Greece (2), Israel (1), Kenya (1), Portugal (2), Spain (1), Turkey (2)

• Oligocene of Kazakhstan (1)

• Eocene of the United Kingdom (2)

• Paleocene of China (2)

• Cretaceous of Mongolia (1), Spain (2)

• Jurassic of China (6)

Total: 65 collections including 70 occurrences

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