Alvania Risso 1826 (snail)

Gastropoda - Rissooidea - Rissoidae

Alternative spelling: Rissoa (Alvania)

Synonyms: Acinulus Seguenza 1903, Flemellia Nordsieck 1972, Lanciella Nordsieck 1972

Parent taxon: Rissoidae according to M. Harzhauser 2002

See also Global Biodiversity Information Facility 2015, Ladd 1966, Lozouet 1998, Marquet 1997, Ponder and Lindberg 1997, Sepkoski 2002, Todd 2001, Vera-Peláez et al. 2004, Weisbord 1962 and Wienrich 2001

Sister taxa: Benthonella, Boreocingula, Folinia, Hudlestoniella, Lapsigyrus, Merelina, Microstelma, Mohrensterniinae, Ottoino, Ovirissoa, Powellisetia, Pusillina, Rissoa, Rissocerithium, Rissoina, Rissoinae, Rissoininae, Setia, Simulamerelina, Stosicia, Striatestea, Thierachella, Tournoueria, Turboella, Voorwindia, Zebina, Zebinostoma

Subtaxa: Alvania (Alcidiella) Alvania (Alvania) Alvania (Arsenia) Alvania (Galeodina) Alvania (Linemera) Alvania (Turbona) Alvania andraldensis Alvania antwerpiensis Alvania argillensis Alvania aturensis Alvania boucherti Alvania cancellata Alvania cimicoides Alvania discazalorum Alvania europea Alvania falsimerelina Alvania foraminata Alvania hauniensis Alvania hortensis Alvania mighelsi Alvania oceani Alvania pagodula Alvania parazosta Alvania riparia Alvania sanctipaulensis Alvania scrobiculata Alvania stephanensis Alvania sublagouardensis Alvania veleronis Alvania virodunensis

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Type: Alvania europea

Ecology: epifaunal grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of China (5 collections), Costa Rica (2), Ecuador (2), France (2), Greenland (2), Italy (6), Mexico (2), Morocco (2), Panama (1), Portugal (13), South Africa (3), Spain (3), United States (18: Alaska, California), Venezuela (1)

• Pliocene of Belgium (2), Costa Rica (1), Ecuador (1), Italy (7), Panama (7), Venezuela (6)

• Miocene of Algeria (2), Austria (12), Belgium (3), France (8), Germany (22), Hungary (1), Italy (1), Morocco (3), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (2), Palau (1), Panama (3), Poland (2), the Russian Federation (2), Slovakia (3), Spain (1), Turkey (2), Ukraine (2)

• Oligocene of Denmark (2), France (4), Germany (1), the Netherlands (1)

• Eocene of France (1), Germany (1), New Zealand (1), the United Kingdom (3)

• Paleocene of Belgium (1), Denmark (5), Greenland (1), Poland (1), United States (1: Texas)

• Cretaceous of United States (7: Mississippi)

Total: 187 collections including 354 occurrences

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