Family Patellidae Rafinesque 1815 (limpet)

Gastropoda - Patellogastropoda - Patellidae

Full reference: C. S. Rafinesque. 1815. Analyse de la nature, ou tableau de l'univers et des corps organises 1-241

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

See also Abbott 1974, Beesley 1998, Golikov and Starobogatov 1975, Jeffery 2003, Knight et al. 1960, Kosnik 2002, Landau et al. 2016, Pacaud and Le Renard 1995 and van den Hoek Ostende et al. 2002

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Patella Patellinae Scutellastra

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Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Angola (1 collection), Australia (4), France (1), Iceland (2), Italy (1), Kenya (1), Mexico (1), Morocco (8), Namibia (4), New Zealand (1), Pitcairn (1), Portugal (10), Saudi Arabia (1), South Africa (12), Spain (12), the United Kingdom (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of South Africa (1)

• Pliocene of Chile (1), Greece (2), South Africa (4), Spain (3)

• Miocene of Australia (1), Austria (2), Greece (1), Indonesia (1), Italy (1), Poland (1), South Africa (1)

• Oligocene of Italy (1)

• Eocene of France (5), Romania (1), the United Kingdom (1)

• Paleocene of Belgium (1), Denmark (2), France (1), Greenland (3), Poland (1)

• Cretaceous of France (1), Germany (2), Japan (3), New Zealand (3), the Russian Federation (4), Switzerland (1), United States (1: Delaware)

• Jurassic of France (4), Greenland (1), Tanzania (4)

• Triassic of China (2), Italy (5), New Zealand (1), United States (3: Alaska, California)

• Permian of Germany (1), Indonesia (1), Japan (1), United States (1: Texas)

Total: 135 collections including 222 occurrences

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