Family Planaxidae Gray 1850 (snail)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Planaxidae

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

See also Beesley 1998, Pacaud and Le Renard 1995, Ponder and Warén 1988 and Todd 2001

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Angiola Fissilabia Fossarinae Hinea Leioplanaxis Orthochilus Planaxinae

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Type: Planaxis

Ecology: epifaunal grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Brazil (6), Ecuador (1), Eritrea (3), French Polynesia (1), Italy (2), Jamaica (1), Morocco (1), Portugal (12), Saudi Arabia (2), Vanuatu (1), Venezuela (1)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (1), Indonesia (2), Jamaica (3), Spain (1), Trinidad and Tobago (2), United States (5: Florida, Virginia), Venezuela (2)

• Miocene of Austria (6), France (2), Germany (1), Indonesia (1), Italy (1), New Zealand (2), Poland (2), United States (9: Florida, New Jersey)

• Eocene of Colombia (2), France (5), Germany (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (4: Texas)

• Paleocene of Nigeria (1), United States (1: Maryland)

• Cretaceous of France (1), Madagascar (4), the United Kingdom (1), United States (1: Georgia)

Total: 95 collections including 115 occurrences

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