Members of Ataphridae became a progressive group in one of the two types of Tethyan faunas. Some of the new forms, which evolved from ataphrid ancestors, can be classified within the family, whilst others show a transitional morphology towards the turbinid subfamily Colloniinae. Other finds suggest a close relationship between Ataphridae and Crossostomatidae.

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Szabó, J., Conti, M. A., & Monari, S. (1992). [Proceedings of the symposium 'Molluscan Palaeontology' : 11th International Malacological Congress, Siena (Italy) 30th August - 5th September 1992 / A.W. Janssen and R. Janssen (editors)]: Jurassic gastropods from Sicily; new data to the classification of Ataphridae (Trochoidea). Scripta Geologica. Special Issue, 2(21), 407–416.