Superfamily Patelloidea Rafinesque 1815 (limpet)

Gastropoda - Patellogastropoda

Alternative spelling: Patellacea

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

Parent taxon: Patellogastropoda according to P. J. Wagner 2017

See also Bouchet et al. 2005, Kosnik 2002 and Stilwell et al. 2004

Sister taxa: Actinoleuca, Ansates, Atalacmea, Conoidacmea, Lottioidea, Nacelloidea, Neolepetopsoidea, Parvacmea, Patellastra

Subtaxa: Patellidae

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Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Angola (1 collection), Australia (4), the Bahamas (1), 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 (4), the Russian Federation (4), Switzerland (1), United States (2: California, 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: 138 collections including 226 occurrences

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