Family Limacinidae Blainville 1823 (snail)

Gastropoda - Thecosomata - Limacinidae

Parent taxon: Thecosomata according to J. A. Todd 2001

See also Beesley 1998, Wienrich and Janssen 2007 and Zorn 1997

Sister taxa: Bovicornu, Bucanoides, Camptoceratops, Cavoliniidae, Cheilospicata, Cymbuliidae, Desmopteridae, Euchilotheca, Euthecosomata, Falsostyliola, Gamopleura, Lomia, Loxobidens, Paraclididae, Peracle, Plotophysops, Skaptotion, Sphaerocina, Thecopsella, Tibiella

Subtaxa: Altaspiratella Currylimacina Embolus Heliconoides Limacina Pakistania Spirialis

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Costa Rica (1 collection), Italy (1), Japan (1)

• Pliocene of Belgium (2), Costa Rica (4), the Dominican Republic (1), Jamaica (2), Panama (5), Portugal (1), Spain (3)

• Miocene of Austria (1), Belgium (1), Denmark (1), the Dominican Republic (7), France (17), Germany (31), Greece (1), the Netherlands (2), Panama (1)

• Oligocene of France (12), Japan (2), United States (3: Mississippi)

• Eocene of Canada (1: Nova Scotia), France (8), Pakistan (4), the United Kingdom (2), United States (4: Alabama, Mississippi, Texas)

Total: 119 collections including 237 occurrences

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