Family Janthinidae Lamarck 1812 (snail)

Gastropoda - Ptenoglossa - Janthinidae

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

See also Beesley 1998 and Ponder and Warén 1988

Sister taxa: Epitoniidae, Nystiellidae, Scalacea, Epitoniacea

Subtaxa: Hartungia Janthina Recluzia

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Ecology: passively mobile planktonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Jamaica (1)

• Pliocene of Australia (1), Greece (1), Jamaica (1), Japan (3), New Zealand (3)

• Miocene of Australia (1), Japan (2)

Total: 14 collections each including a single occurrence

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