†family Caprinidae d'Orbigny 1850 (rudist)

Bivalvia - Hippuritida - Caprinidae

Parent taxon: Caprinoidea according to P. W. Skelton 2013

See also Alencaster and Pantoja-Alor 1996, Carter et al. 2011, Nevesskaja 2009 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Antillocaprinidae, Caprinuloideidae, Ichthyosarcolitidae, Ichtyosarcolidae

Subtaxa: Caprina Caprininae Caprinuloideinae Coalcomaninae Offneria Orthoptychus Pachytraga Pacificaprina Pseudocaprina Schiosia Sphaerucaprina

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Albania (1 collection), China (1), Croatia (2), Cuba (1), the Czech Republic (3), France (4), Greece (4), Hungary (1), Italy (21), Japan (1), Jordan (1), Mexico (10), Oman (7), Portugal (2), Romania (1), Slovenia (1), Spain (8), Turkey (3), United States (16: Alabama, Arizona, California, Texas), United States Minor Outlying Islands (1)

Total: 89 collections including 154 occurrences

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