Family Elachisinidae Ponder 1985 (snail)

Gastropoda - Rissooidea - Elachisinidae

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

See also Beesley 1998, Ponder and Warén 1988 and Todd 2001

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

Subtaxa: Boetica Cirsope Dumasella Elachisina Entomope Lacunella Laeviphitus Pseudocirsope

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Ecology: epifaunal grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (1: California collection)

• Pliocene of United States (1: California)

• Miocene of France (1), Germany (1)

• Oligocene of Belgium (2), Denmark (1), France (9), Germany (1)

• Eocene of France (3), the United Kingdom (3)

• Paleocene of Denmark (2), Greenland (1)

• Cretaceous of Madagascar (1), United States (2: Mississippi)

Total: 29 collections including 31 occurrences

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