Family Cystiscidae Stimpson 1865 (snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Cystiscidae

Alternative spelling: Cysticidae

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

See also Landau and Marques da Silva 2010 and Todd 2001

Sister taxa: Babyloniidae, Coralliophilidae, Costellariidae, Fulgerca, Harpidae, Marginellidae, Mitracea, Mitridae, Muricidae, Pholidotomidae, Pleioptygmatidae, Purpurellidae, Rachiglossa, Strepsiduridae, Taurasinae, Tudiclidae, Turbinellidae, Volutidae, Volutomitridae

Subtaxa: Cystiscinae Cystiscus Gibberula Gibberulina Granulina Granulininae Persiculinae Plesiocystiscinae Pugnus

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of China (2 collections), Costa Rica (2), Djibouti (1), Italy (1), Mexico (3), Panama (1), Portugal (1), Spain (1), United States (16: California, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (4)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (2), Ecuador (2), Greece (1), India (1), Indonesia (1), Italy (1), Jamaica (3), Mexico (3), Panama (8), Portugal (1), Trinidad and Tobago (5), United States (6: Florida, North Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (16)

• Miocene of Austria (4), Colombia (12), the Dominican Republic (2), France (2), Indonesia (4), Italy (4), Panama (16), Trinidad and Tobago (6), Turkey (1), United States (17: Florida, Georgia), Venezuela (8)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Haiti (1)

• Oligocene of France (2), United States (1: Florida)

• Eocene of France (6), Italy (1), Pakistan (1), Panama (2), United States (2: Washington)

• Paleocene of Belgium (1)

Total: 175 collections including 236 occurrences

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