†family Tentaculitidae Walcott 1886

Lophophorata - Tentaculitida - Tentaculitidae

Parent taxon: Tentaculitida according to N. M. Farsan 1994

Sister taxa: Contractenidae, Costatulitidae, Dentiannulatidae, Gotlandellitidae, Hemicricus, Laminitidae, Ljaschenkovites, Longulatus, Multiconidae, Samarites, Sektionitidae, Uniconidae, Vjalovites

Subtaxa: Chelmastanites Prolationus Seretites Sokolites Tentaculites Tractabilis Tractabilopsis Tripartites Ukrainites Uniformites Zendadjanites

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Ecology: facultatively mobile semi-infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Carboniferous of Australia (3 collections), Canada (1: Northwest Territories), United States (1: Indiana)

• Devonian of Afghanistan (5), Algeria (2), Antarctica (1), Australia (27), Bolivia (1), Brazil (42), Canada (23: Alberta, Northwest Territories, Northwest Territories and Yukon, Ontario, Quebec, Yukon), China (2), Colombia (1), the Czech Republic (5), France (4), Germany (9), Ghana (1), Morocco (1), New Zealand (3), Peru (1), Poland (21), South Africa (13), Spain (4), Turkey (2), Ukraine (13), the United Kingdom (5), United States (114: Alaska, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennyslvania), Uruguay (1)

• Silurian to Devonian of China (1), Mauritania (1), Spain (1)

• Silurian of Algeria (1), Argentina (1), Bolivia (1), Brazil (1), Canada (64: Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec), Estonia (1), Ireland (2), Morocco (1), Norway (12), Paraguay (3), Peru (1), Poland (3), Spain (3), Sweden (28), the United Kingdom (18), United States (56: California, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma, Virginia, West Virginia)

• Ordovician of Australia (1), the Czech Republic (1), Estonia (1), Latvia (3), Norway (4), the United Kingdom (18), United States (12: Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia)

• Canadian of United States (1: Virginia)

Total: 546 collections including 614 occurrences

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