Family Caecidae Gray 1850 (snail)

Gastropoda - Truncatelloidea - Caecidae

Parent taxon: Truncatelloidea according to F. Criscione and W. F. Ponder 2013

See also Beesley 1998, Beu et al. 1990, Bouchet et al. 2005, Harzhauser 2002, Marquet 1997, Martin 1904, Ponder and Warén 1988, Todd 2001 and Ward and Blackwelder 1987

Sister taxa: Adeorbiidae, Anabathridae, Assimineidae, Calopiidae, Clenchiellidae, Falsicingulidae, Hydrobiidae, Hydrococcidae, Iravadiidae, Pomatiopsidae, Rissoacea, Stenothyridae, Tornidae, Truncatellidae

Subtaxa: Bambusum Caecinae Caecum Ctiloceras Ctiloceratinae Elephantanellum Elephantulum Fartulum Meioceras Micranellium Micranellum Ponderoceras Strebloceras Strebloceratinae

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Ecology: epifaunal grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (3 collections), Costa Rica (1), the Dominican Republic (1), Haiti (1), Italy (1), Jamaica (1), Japan (1), the Marshall Islands (1), Mexico (3), Portugal (2), Spain (2), Tonga (1), Tuvalu (1), the United Kingdom (6), United States (29: California, Florida, Louisiana, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (1)

• Pliocene of Belgium (1), Chile (1), Costa Rica (1), Ecuador (3), Italy (3), Jamaica (3), the Marshall Islands (1), Mexico (4), Panama (10), Trinidad and Tobago (3), the United Kingdom (1), United States (5: Florida, North Carolina), Venezuela (9)

• Miocene of Austria (2), Belgium (3), Fiji (1), France (2), Germany (1), Italy (1), the Marshall Islands (7), New Zealand (2), Panama (15), Poland (1), Trinidad and Tobago (2), United States (12: Delaware, Florida, Maryland), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene of Belgium (3), United States (1: Mississippi)

• Eocene of France (1), Panama (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (4: Mississippi, Texas)

• Paleocene of Denmark (1)

Total: 162 collections including 290 occurrences

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