Family Cymatiidae Iredale 1913 (triton shell)

Gastropoda - Tonnoidea - Ranellidae

Parent taxon: Neptunellininae according to W. F. Ponder and A. Warén 1988

See also Addicott 1970, Harzhauser 2002, Hickman 1980, Squires 1984 and Turner 1938

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Cubestana Distorsioninae Ranella

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Djibouti (1 collection), Italy (1), Kenya (1), Namibia (1), Pakistan (2), Spain (1), Sudan (1), the United Kingdom (1)

• Pliocene of Jamaica (1), Pakistan (1), Spain (1)

• Miocene of Australia (1), Austria (1), France (2), India (3), Indonesia (3), Myanmar (1), Poland (1), Spain (1), United States (1: Florida), Vanuatu (1)

• Oligocene of Myanmar (1), Pakistan (1)

• Eocene of Indonesia (1), Mexico (2), New Zealand (1), United States (15: Alabama, California, Texas)

• Paleocene of Austria (1), Denmark (1), Greenland (1), United States (12: Alabama, Texas, Virginia)

Total: 63 collections including 67 occurrences

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