Family Ranellidae Gray 1854 (triton shell)

Gastropoda - Tonnoidea - Ranellidae

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

See also Beesley 1998, Beu 2005, Beu 2010, Clark and Arnold 1923, Harasewych and Beu 2007, Harzhauser 2004, Ponder and Warén 1988, Squires 1987, Stilwell et al. 2004, Todd 2001 and Wienrich 2001

Sister taxa: Laubierinidae, Pisanianuridae

Subtaxa: Argobuccinum Biplex Cantharulus Cymatiinae Cymatium Haurokoa Monoplex Neptunellininae Personinae Ranellinae Trachytriton

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Angola (1 collection), Australia (4), the Bahamas (3), Cayman Islands (1), Chile (2), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (6), Djibouti (1), the Dominican Republic (1), Ecuador (2), Eritrea (1), Fiji (1), French Polynesia (1), India (1), Italy (2), Jamaica (2), Japan (5), Kenya (1), the Marshall Islands (1), Mayotte (1), Mexico (2), Morocco (7), Mozambique (1), Namibia (5), Pakistan (2), Panama (8), Peru (2), Portugal (3), Saudi Arabia (3), South Africa (9), Spain (7), Sudan (1), Turks and Caicos Islands (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (30: California, Florida, Hawaii, Oregon), Vanuatu (4), Venezuela (7), Yemen (2)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Ecuador (1), Malaysia (6), United States (3: Florida, Oregon, Washington)

• Pliocene of Australia (3), Chile (14), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (5), the Dominican Republic (12), Ecuador (5), Fiji (3), Greece (2), India (1), Indonesia (4), Italy (3), Jamaica (8), Japan (10), Mexico (4), Pakistan (4), Panama (3), Peru (1), the Philippines (4), South Africa (3), Spain (5), the United Kingdom (1), United States (17: California, Florida, Oregon), Vanuatu (1), Venezuela (11)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (13)

• Miocene of Algeria (5), Argentina (5), Australia (16), Austria (2), Belgium (1), Brazil (2), Chile (4), Colombia (2), Costa Rica (1), the Dominican Republic (38), Ecuador (1), Fiji (2), France (4), Germany (18), Greece (2), Grenada (2), Hungary (1), India (9), Indonesia (9), Italy (10), Japan (10), Myanmar (1), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (11), Pakistan (5), Panama (13), the Philippines (2), Poland (1), Romania (1), South Africa (1), Spain (1), Trinidad and Tobago (2), Turkey (1), United States (19: Alaska, Florida, Maryland, Oregon), Vanuatu (1), Venezuela (7)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Argentina (1), Australia (1), United States (1: California)

• Oligocene of Australia (1), Canada (1: British Columbia), Denmark (5), France (1), Germany (1), Myanmar (1), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (4), Pakistan (1), Panama (1), United States (34: Alaska, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington)

• Eocene to Oligocene of Argentina (2)

• Eocene of Antarctica (2), Australia (1), Bulgaria (1), Colombia (1), Egypt (1), France (7), Germany (1), Indonesia (3), Italy (1), Japan (2), Mexico (5), New Zealand (6), Peru (1), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (5), United States (110: Alabama, California, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Washington)

• Paleocene of Antarctica (1), Australia (1), Austria (2), Belgium (1), Bulgaria (2), Denmark (9), Egypt (2), France (2), Greenland (2), Nigeria (1), Pakistan (1), Poland (4), United States (25: Alabama, California, Texas, Virginia)

• Cretaceous of Antarctica (1), France (2), Germany (2), Poland (4), United States (22: Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Tennessee, Wyoming)

Total: 780 collections including 1189 occurrences

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