†subfamily Wellerellinae Licharew 1956 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Rhynchonellida - Wellerellidae

Parent taxon: Wellerellidae according to A. Williams et al. 2002

Sister taxa: Cirpinae, Exlaminellinae, Madarosiinae, Nipponirhynchiinae, Saubachia, Strigirhynchiinae, Tricoriinae, Trophisininae, Uncinunellininae

Subtaxa: Cenorhynchia Lissella Myopugnax Phrenophoria Plekonella Tautosia Wellerella

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Type: Wellerella

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Leonard of United States (1: Utah collection)

• Permian of Armenia (3), Australia (17), Azerbaijan (9), Bolivia (2), Canada (2: Northwest Territories, Yukon), China (6), Greece (1), India (1), Iran (1), Mexico (15), New Zealand (30), Pakistan (5), Peru (15), the Russian Federation (5), Tajikistan (4), Ukraine (25), United States (227: Arizona, California, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

• Virgilian of United States (37: Illinois, Kansas, New Mexico, Texas)

• Desmoinesian of United States (23: Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah)

• Carboniferous to Permian of United States (1: California)

• Carboniferous of Canada (2: Nunavut), China (2), United States (48: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New mexico, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 482 collections including 625 occurrences

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