†family Plectonotidae Boucot and Yochelson 1966 (snail)

Gastropoda - Bellerophontida - Plectonotidae

Alternative spelling: Plectonotinae

Full reference: A. J. Boucot and E. L. Yochelson. 1966. Paleozoic Gastropoda from the Moose River synclinorium, northern Maine. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 503(A):1-18

Parent taxon: Bellerophontoidea according to P. J. Wagner 2020

See also Bouchet et al. 2005, Ebbestad 1999 and Wahlman 1992

Sister taxa: Bellerophontidae, Blodgettinotus, Bucanellidae, Bucaniidae, Cymbulariidae, Euphemitidae, Knightitidae, Pterothecidae, Sinuitidae, Temnodiscidae, Thoralispira, Yochelsoniidae

Subtaxa: Atlantophon Boucotonotus Plectonotus Ptomatis Tetranota Tritonophon

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Type: Plectonotus

Ecology: epifaunal detritivore

Distribution:

• Osagean of United States (1: Ohio collection)

• Devonian of Algeria (1), Antarctica (3), Brazil (20), Canada (1: Quebec), the Czech Republic (1), France (1), Ghana (1), Libya (1), Saudi Arabia (1), South Africa (11), United States (16: Florida, Maine, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania), Uruguay (1)

• Silurian of Argentina (2), Australia (1), Brazil (2), Canada (4: Nova Scotia, Ontario), France (1), Jordan (4), Peru (1), Sweden (3), the United Kingdom (7), United States (8: Maryland, New York, Ohio)

• Ordovician of Canada (18: Manitoba, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Québec), the Czech Republic (6), Estonia (11), Iran (2), Morocco (2), Norway (1), the Russian Federation (1), Sweden (9), the United Kingdom (5), United States (45: Alabama, Illinois, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin)

• Chazy of United States (4: New York)

Total: 196 collections including 276 occurrences

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