Bittium Gray 1847 (cerith snail)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae

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

See also Beu et al. 1990, Harzhauser 2002, Hoerle 1972, Ladd 1972, Pacaud and Le Renard 1995, Perrilliat et al. 2006, Sepkoski 2002, Shuto 1978, Stilwell et al. 2004, Todd 2001, Vera-Peláez et al. 2004, Ward and Blackwelder 1987, Weisbord 1962, Wienrich 2001 and Wilson 1993

Sister taxon: Agapibittium

Subtaxa: Bittium (Bittium) Bittium (Brachybittium) Bittium (Cacozeliana) Bittium (Cerithidium) Bittium (Semibittium) Bittium (Stylidium) Bittium (Zebittium) Bittium koeneni Bittium nugatorium Bittium oamaruticum Bittium oedumi Bittium parvulum Bittium quilonense Bittium reticulatum Bittium reticulatum Bittium scotti Bittium serenum Bittium spina Bittium yaguense

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Type: Murex reticulatus

Ecology: epifaunal grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (5 collections), China (3), the Dominican Republic (1), Eritrea (1), France (2), Italy (5), Japan (2), the Marshall Islands (1), Mexico (4), Morocco (9), the Netherlands (1), Poland (4), Portugal (11), Saudi Arabia (1), South Africa (1), Spain (8), Tuvalu (1), United States (25: California, Florida, North Carolina)

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

• Pliocene of Australia (2), Belgium (1), Cyprus (1), the Dominican Republic (2), Greece (3), Indonesia (5), Italy (6), Jamaica (2), Japan (5), the Marshall Islands (1), Mexico (3), South Africa (1), United States (19: California, Florida), Venezuela (1)

• Miocene of Australia (2), Austria (13), Brazil (1), Colombia (1), the Dominican Republic (13), France (5), Georgia (1), Germany (44), Greece (2), India (2), Iran (1), Italy (2), Japan (5), Kazakhstan (1), the Marshall Islands (4), the Netherlands (1), Panama (25), Poland (7), the Russian Federation (3), Slovakia (5), Trinidad and Tobago (2), Ukraine (1), United States (25: California, Florida)

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

• Oligocene of Belgium (2), France (35), Germany (1), Hungary (1), Romania (1), United States (5: Florida, Georgia, Mississippi)

• Eocene of Antarctica (1), Belgium (1), France (11), Haiti (1), Indonesia (1), Italy (1), Mexico (1), Spain (28), the United Kingdom (3), United States (36: Alabama, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oregon, Texas)

• Paleocene of Antarctica (1), Belgium (1), Denmark (2), Germany (1), Poland (2), United States (22: Alabama, Texas)

• Cretaceous of Egypt (1), Poland (1), United States (1: Mississippi)

• Jurassic of France (1)

Total: 468 collections including 576 occurrences

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