Family Haliotidae Rafinesque 1815 (abalone)

Gastropoda - Haliotoidea - Haliotidae

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

See also Beesley 1998, Jeffery 2003, Knight et al. 1960, Kosnik 2002 and Lozouet et al. 2001

Sister taxon: Temnotropidae

Subtaxa: Haliotis

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Ecology: epifaunal grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Angola (1 collection), Australia (4), China (1), France (1), Greece (1), Guam (3), Italy (2), Japan (4), Mexico (16), Morocco (2), Portugal (7), Saudi Arabia (1), the Seychelles (1), South Africa (2), Spain (2), Tonga (1), United States (11: California)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of South Africa (2)

• Pliocene of Australia (2), Japan (2), Mexico (1), Northern Mariana Islands (1), South Africa (2), Spain (3), United States (1: California)

• Miocene of Algeria (10), Australia (1), Austria (2), Cyprus (2), France (1), Guam (1), Hungary (1), Italy (3), Malta (1), Moldova (4), Morocco (2), New Zealand (1), Poland (1), Romania (1), South Africa (1), Spain (1)

• Cretaceous of United States (1: California)

Total: 108 collections including 123 occurrences

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