This family is within the clade Cladobranchia (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005).
The family Hancockiidae has no subfamilies and only one genus. It is closely allied to the family Dotidae.
The family Hancockiidae has only one valid genus:
- Hancockia, the type genus
- Govia Trinchese, 1885 is considered to be a synonym and its type species Govia rubra Trinchese, 1885 is considered to be a synonym of Hancockia uncinata, type species of the genus Hancockia.
- Thompson, T. E., & Brown, G.H., 1984. Biology of opisthobranch Molluscs. Vol. 2. Ray Society; London. 1-229, p.20
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