†family Stenoscismatidae Oehlert 1887 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Rhynchonellida - Stenoscismatidae

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

See also Brunton and Champion 1974 and Shen et al. 2003

Sister taxa: Atriboniidae, Psilocamaridae

Subtaxa: Nantanella Proatriboniinae Stenoscismatinae

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Type: Stenoscisma

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of Afghanistan (1 collection), Australia (22), Azerbaijan (1), Bolivia (15), Canada (21: British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon), China (61), East Timor (3), Germany (2), Greece (2), Greenland (29), India (1), Indonesia (7), Iran (2), Italy (4), Japan (7), Lithuania (16), Malaysia (6), Mexico (4), Mongolia (2), Nepal (3), New Zealand (3), Pakistan (102), the Russian Federation (21), Slovenia (3), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (1), Tajikistan (3), Thailand (7), Tunisia (3), Ukraine (2), the United Kingdom (26), United States (338: Alaska, California, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas)

• Pennsylvanian of Canada (1: Nunavut), China (1), United States (2: Alaska)

• Namurian of Thailand (1)

• Chesterian of United States (9: Arkansas, Montana, Oklahoma)

• Carboniferous of Australia (12), Bolivia (1), Canada (3: Nunavut, Yukon), China (2), the Czech Republic (1), Italy (1), Libya (1), the Russian Federation (5), South Korea (1), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (12), United States (38: Alaska, Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas)

• Mississippian of United States (4: Alaska, Arizona)

• Devonian of Canada (3: Alberta, Ontario), France (1), Italy (1), United States (24: Arizona, Iowa, Missouri, New York)

Total: 843 collections including 1126 occurrences

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