†family Hippuritidae Gray 1848 (rudist)

Bivalvia - Hippuritida - Hippuritidae

Synonyms: Batolitidae Yanin 1989, Pironaeidae Yanin 1989

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

See also Bouchet et al. 2010, Carter et al. 2011, Nevesskaja 2009, Newell 1965 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Caprinulidae, Caprotinidae, Diceratidae, Monopleuridae, Plagioptychidae, Polyconitidae, Radiolitidae, Trechmannellidae

Subtaxa: Barrettia Barrettiinae Batolites Caribbea Hippuritella Hippuritellinae Hippurites Laluzia Orbignya Parastroma Pironaea Praebarrettia Praetorreites Pseudovaccinites Pseudovaccinitinae Tetracionites Torreites Torreitinae Vaccinites Whitfieldiella Yvaniella

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Ecology: stationary semi-infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Afghanistan (3 collections), Albania (2), Algeria (3), Austria (18), Bulgaria (2), Croatia (12), Cuba (5), the Czech Republic (1), France (19), Germany (5), Greece (28), Hungary (1), Iran (11), Italy (75), Jamaica (15), Jordan (4), Mexico (15), the Netherlands (1), Oman (14), Peru (2), Puerto Rico (1), Romania (6), Serbia and Montenegro (10), Slovakia (2), Slovenia (6), Somalia (4), Spain (65), Tunisia (4), Turkey (50), Turkmenistan (1), the United Arab Emirates (1), United States (1: California)

• Silurian of Canada (1: Québec)

Total: 388 collections including 1157 occurrences

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