Family Harpidae Bronn 1849 (snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Harpidae

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

See also Beesley 1998, Harrington and Leanza 1957, Harzhauser 2004, Olsson 1931, Ponder and Warén 1988, Sohl 1964, Squires 1984, Todd 2001, Turner 1938 and Vokes 1998

Sister taxa: Babyloniidae, Coralliophilidae, Costellariidae, Cystiscidae, Fulgerca, Marginellidae, Mitracea, Mitridae, Muricidae, Pholidotomidae, Pleioptygmatidae, Purpurellidae, Rachiglossa, Strepsiduridae, Taurasinae, Tudiclidae, Turbinellidae, Volutidae, Volutomitridae

Subtaxa: Austroharpa Cryptochordinae Eocithara Harpinae Morum Moruminae

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), the Bahamas (1), Cape Verde (1), Ecuador (3), Fiji (1), Haiti (1), Jamaica (1), Japan (1), Kenya (1), Panama (1), the Seychelles (1), Spain (2), United States (6: Florida, Hawaii), Vanuatu (2)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (2), the Dominican Republic (10), Ecuador (3), Fiji (1), Indonesia (2), Japan (1), Mexico (4), Venezuela (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (8)

• Miocene of Australia (2), Brazil (2), the Dominican Republic (16), Fiji (1), France (2), Germany (2), Grenada (3), Guam (1), India (1), Indonesia (5), Italy (4), Japan (1), the Marshall Islands (1), New Zealand (1), Panama (2), Poland (1), South Africa (1), United States (1: Florida), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Australia (1), United States (3: Florida)

• Oligocene of France (1), Hungary (1), Iran (1), Pakistan (2), Peru (2), United States (4: Mississippi, North Carolina)

• Eocene of Colombia (3), Egypt (1), France (9), Mexico (1), Pakistan (1), Panama (2), Peru (4), Romania (1), United States (9: California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Washington), Venezuela (1)

• Paleocene of Nigeria (1)

• Cretaceous of United States (2: Mississippi, Missouri)

• Ordovician of Ireland (1)

Total: 155 collections including 167 occurrences

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