Subfamily Solariellinae Powell 1951 (top snail)

Gastropoda - Trochoidea - Trochidae

Alternative spelling: Solariellidae

Parent taxon: Trochidae according to M. Harzhauser 2007

See also Beesley 1998, Beu et al. 1990, Bouchet et al. 2005, Knight et al. 1960, Squires 2008 and Squires and Goedert 1995

Sister taxa: Aaleniella, Anticonulus, Antisolarium, Buckmanina, Calliostomatinae, Canthardinae, Chlorostoma, Chuelskia, Cirsostylus, Cittarium, Cochleochilus, Coeloconulus, Coralastele, Enida, Eocalliostoma, Eucyclinae, Francisciconcha, Gena, Granulifera, Halistylinae, Hybochelus, Karabolkia, Lirulariinae, Lithotrochus, Livona, Margarella, Margaritinae, Microgaza, Monodontinae, Norrisia, Parvitomella, Phorcus, Prothalotia, Serratotrochus, Solariconulus, Stelzneria, Stomatellinae, Suavotrochus, Synaptocochlea, Thalotia, Trochaclididae, Trochaclis, Trochinae, Trochotectus, Trochus, Turcicula, Umboniinae, Vacekia, Eostomias, Stomatiinae

Subtaxa: Conominolia Minolia Minoliinae Periaulax Solariella Spectamen Zetela

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Ecology: epifaunal grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), China (1), Iceland (1), South Africa (1), United States (3: Florida, North Carolina, Oregon)

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

• Pliocene of Australia (2), Costa Rica (2), Fiji (1), India (1), Indonesia (10), Jamaica (3), Japan (2), Panama (1), Spain (7), United States (3: Florida, South Carolina)

• Miocene of Argentina (2), Australia (2), Chile (2), Denmark (1), the Dominican Republic (1), Germany (2), Indonesia (1), Italy (2), Japan (5), New Zealand (4), Panama (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (4: California, Florida)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Argentina (1)

• Oligocene of Argentina (2), Denmark (3), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (2), Oman (1), Panama (2), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (5: Mississippi, Washington)

• Eocene to Oligocene of United States (3: Oregon)

• Eocene of Colombia (1), France (4), New Zealand (2), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (4), the United Kingdom (1), United States (52: Alabama, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Washington)

• Paleocene of Australia (3), Austria (1), Belgium (2), Denmark (3), Germany (1), Greenland (1), New Zealand (1), Nigeria (2), Poland (3), United States (2: Alabama, Louisiana)

• Cretaceous of Egypt (1), France (2), Germany (1), Japan (1), Madagascar (2), the Russian Federation (1), South Africa (1), United States (11: California)

• Triassic of Hungary (1), Peru (6)

Total: 200 collections including 236 occurrences

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