Family Marginellidae Fleming 1828 (margin shell)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Marginellidae

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

See also Beesley 1998, Martin 1904, Ponder and Warén 1988, Todd 2001 and Ward and Blackwelder 1987

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

Subtaxa: Alaginella Austroginella Canalispira Carinaginella Cypraeolina Dentimargo Eratoidea Glabella Granula Hyalina Marginella Marginellinae Marginelloninae Mesoginella Microvulina Ovaginella Pillarginella Protoginella Triginella Volvarina Volvarinella

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Angola (2 collections), the Bahamas (1), China (2), Costa Rica (5), Cuba (1), Ecuador (3), Eritrea (1), Haiti (1), India (1), Italy (1), Jamaica (2), Japan (1), Mexico (6), Morocco (6), Namibia (2), Panama (4), Saudi Arabia (1), South Africa (4), Spain (7), Tuvalu (1), United States (67: California, Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (4)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Malaysia (12), South Africa (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of Colombia (1), Costa Rica (16), the Dominican Republic (23), Ecuador (7), India (1), Indonesia (14), Jamaica (3), Mexico (3), Panama (25), the Philippines (1), Portugal (1), South Africa (3), Trinidad and Tobago (8), United States (24: California, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (11)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (9), Japan (1)

• Miocene of Algeria (2), Argentina (2), Australia (3), Brazil (4), Colombia (22), the Dominican Republic (115), Ecuador (1), France (4), Haiti (1), India (6), Indonesia (14), Italy (6), the Marshall Islands (2), Mexico (1), Moldova (1), New Zealand (8), Palau (1), Panama (50), Peru (1), Puerto Rico (1), Romania (1), Spain (1), Trinidad and Tobago (9), United States (26: Florida, Maryland, South Carolina), Venezuela (13)

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

• Oligocene of Australia (1), France (1), Myanmar (1), New Zealand (3), Pakistan (1), Panama (2), United States (5: Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Washington)

• Eocene to Oligocene of United States (4: Oregon)

• Eocene of Australia (3), Bulgaria (1), Egypt (1), France (10), Hungary (1), Italy (2), New Zealand (2), Pakistan (7), Panama (2), Saudi Arabia (1), the United Kingdom (10), United States (48: Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Washington)

• Paleocene of Nigeria (1), United States (2: Texas)

• Permian of the Russian Federation (1)

Total: 697 collections including 1102 occurrences

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