Family Potamididae Adams and Adams 1854 (horn snail)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Potamididae

Synonyms: Cerithideidae Houbrick 1988, Telescopiidae Alan 1950

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

See also Beesley 1998, Beu et al. 1990, Gliozzi and Malatesta 1983, Harzhauser 2002, Harzhauser 2004, Harzhauser 2007, Harzhauser and Kowalke 2002, Harzhauser and Mandic 2001, MacNeil 1960, Marquet 1997, Pacaud and Le Renard 1995, Perrilliat et al. 2006, Ponder and Warén 1988, Robba et al. 1989, Sohl 1964, Todd 2001 and Woodring 1959

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Atractostoma Bittiscala Canaliscala Cerithidea Cerithideops Diastomella Diplocyma Dircella Echinobathra Exechocirsus Gantechinobathra Harrisianella Lagunitus Libycerithium Mesohalina Potamides Potamidinae Tateiwaia Telescopium Terebralia Tiaracerithiinae Trempotamides Tympanotonos Urgonella Vicarya Vicaryella Zeacumantus

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Ecology: epifaunal grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (5 collections), Belgium (1), Cuba (1), Djibouti (3), Eritrea (2), Indonesia (1), Italy (2), Japan (5), Kenya (1), Mexico (3), New Zealand (1), Panama (3), Peru (2), the Philippines (1), Saudi Arabia (2), the Seychelles (1), South Africa (1), Tanzania (1), Thailand (2), the United Kingdom (3), United States (14: California, Florida), Venezuela (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of Belgium (1), Colombia (2), the Dominican Republic (5), India (1), Indonesia (11), Italy (4), Japan (4), Mexico (2), New Zealand (4), Pakistan (1), Panama (1), the Philippines (2), South Africa (2), the United Kingdom (2), United States (3: Florida, Georgia), Venezuela (1)

• Miocene of Australia (6), Austria (19), Brazil (4), Colombia (69), the Czech Republic (10), the Dominican Republic (14), Ecuador (7), Egypt (2), Fiji (1), France (4), Germany (1), Greece (3), Guam (1), Indonesia (12), Iran (1), Japan (25), Madagascar (1), the Marshall Islands (3), Morocco (1), Northern Mariana Islands (1), Pakistan (5), Palau (2), Panama (10), Peru (6), the Philippines (1), Poland (1), Romania (7), the Russian Federation (1), Slovakia (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), Turkey (1), United States (10: California, Florida, Texas), Venezuela (3)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Haiti (2), United States (7: Florida)

• Oligocene of Austria (5), Belgium (5), Bulgaria (1), Canada (1: British Columbia), the Dominican Republic (1), Egypt (1), France (35), Germany (1), Greece (4), Haiti (2), Iran (1), Italy (2), Japan (1), the Marshall Islands (1), Oman (5), Peru (4), Romania (8), Turkey (5), United States (2: Florida)

• Eocene of Bulgaria (7), Colombia (4), Egypt (1), France (15), India (1), Indonesia (3), Italy (4), Japan (14), Mexico (3), Nigeria (3), Pakistan (1), Panama (3), Peru (6), Romania (1), Spain (85), Turkey (3), the United Kingdom (21), United States (6: Alabama, California, Mississippi, Texas, Washington), Venezuela (1)

• Paleocene to Eocene of Pakistan (1)

• Paleocene of Belgium (1), Denmark (2), Egypt (1), France (2), Germany (1), Greenland (1), New Zealand (1), Nigeria (1), Poland (4), the United Kingdom (2), United States (1: Alabama)

• Cretaceous of Argentina (3), Austria (3), France (2), Germany (2), Greece (1), Italy (2), Madagascar (1), Mexico (2), New Zealand (2), South Africa (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (35: California, Delaware, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas)

• Permian of Cambodia (2)

Total: 688 collections including 1154 occurrences

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