Family Columbellidae Swainson 1840 (snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Columbellidae

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

See also Beesley 1998, Beu et al. 1990, Duerr 2008, Harzhauser 2002, Harzhauser and Kowalke 2002, Jeffery 2003, Martin 1904, Ponder and Warén 1988, Todd 2001, Ward and Blackwelder 1987 and Wienrich 2001

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Aesopus Amphissa Astyris Atiliinae Bifurcium Clavistrombina Columbella Columbellinae Columbellopsis Conella Cosmioconcha Decipifus Euplica Eurypyrene Glyptanachis Graphicomassa Indomitrella Lavesopus Mazatlania Metulella Microcithara Mitrella Nassarina Nitidella Parametaria Parvanachis Pyrene Pyrenidae Pyreninae Rhombinella Ruthia Seminella Sincola Strombinella Zafrona Zemitrella

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Angola (1 collection), Australia (8), the Bahamas (4), Bermuda (5), Brazil (12), Cayman Islands (3), Chile (1), China (3), Costa Rica (7), Cuba (3), Djibouti (3), Ecuador (11), Fiji (1), France (1), French Polynesia (1), Greece (2), Haiti (2), Iceland (5), Italy (4), Jamaica (2), Japan (10), Kenya (6), the Marshall Islands (4), Mexico (30), Morocco (10), Panama (8), Papua New Guinea (2), Peru (2), Portugal (12), Saudi Arabia (2), the Seychelles (6), South Africa (1), Spain (10), the United Kingdom (1), United States (105: California, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia), Uruguay (2), Vanuatu (3), Venezuela (10)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Guam (1), South Africa (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of Belgium (2), Colombia (5), Costa Rica (31), the Dominican Republic (14), Ecuador (17), Fiji (3), Greece (2), Haiti (2), India (1), Indonesia (9), Italy (1), Jamaica (17), Japan (8), Mexico (6), Panama (14), Peru (1), the Philippines (2), Trinidad and Tobago (16), the United Kingdom (5), United States (40: California, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (34)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (9)

• Miocene of Algeria (3), Australia (4), Austria (13), Belgium (4), Brazil (1), Colombia (21), Costa Rica (1), the Czech Republic (1), the Dominican Republic (81), Ecuador (12), France (2), Germany (30), Greece (2), Guam (1), Haiti (1), India (1), Indonesia (9), Italy (6), Japan (6), the Marshall Islands (6), Mexico (3), the Netherlands (2), New Zealand (4), Palau (1), Panama (109), Peru (3), the Philippines (1), Poland (1), Puerto Rico (1), Romania (3), Slovakia (2), South Africa (1), Spain (1), Trinidad and Tobago (15), Turkey (2), United States (59: California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia), Venezuela (24)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Haiti (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Oligocene of Panama (1), United States (7: Mississippi)

• Eocene to Oligocene of Haiti (1)

• Eocene of Indonesia (3), Pakistan (1), Panama (3), United States (36: Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas)

• Paleocene of Belgium (1), Denmark (4), Greenland (1), Nigeria (1), United States (6: Alabama, Louisiana, South Carolina, Texas)

• Cretaceous of Switzerland (1)

Total: 1050 collections including 1866 occurrences

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