†family Meristellidae Waagen 1883 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Athyridida - Meristellidae

Parent taxon: Meristelloidea according to L. Hints and D. A. T. Harper 2015

See also Bassett and Cocks 1974, Boucot and Johnson 1964, Boucot et al. 2008, Isaacson et al. 1976, Jin and Chatterton 1997, Mitchell 1977, Musteikis and Modzalevskaya 2002, Popov et al. 2002 and Williams et al. 2002

Sister taxa: Kellerella, Meristidae, Triathyrididae

Subtaxa: Hindellinae Hyattidininae Meristellinae Nikolaispira Whitfieldellinae

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Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of the United Kingdom (1 collection)

• Devonian of Argentina (1), Australia (3), Bolivia (11), Brazil (3), Canada (20: British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Yukon), Colombia (15), the Czech Republic (4), France (3), Germany (1), Morocco (1), the Russian Federation (1), South Africa (3), Spain (1), Ukraine (1), United States (186: Alaska, California, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania), Venezuela (4), Vietnam (1)

• Silurian to Devonian of Algeria (1), Australia (1), United States (1: Oklahoma)

• Silurian of Argentina (3), Australia (2), Canada (90: Manitoba, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Québec, Yukon), China (15), the Czech Republic (11), Estonia (10), Lithuania (19), Mexico (8), Mongolia (1), Norway (10), Peru (1), the Russian Federation (2), Spain (1), Sweden (16), Ukraine (4), the United Kingdom (85), United States (185: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan and Ohio, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin), Venezuela (3)

• Niagaran of Canada (2: Québec), United States (2: New York, Ohio)

• Ordovician to Silurian of Canada (5: Québec)

• Ordovician of Canada (41: Quebec, Québec), China (25), the Czech Republic (5), Estonia (7), Iran (1), Ireland (1), Kazakhstan (7), Latvia (27), Lithuania (1), Myanmar (1), New Zealand (1), Norway (24), Paraguay (1), Sweden (18), the United Kingdom (21), United States (5: Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma)

Total: 924 collections including 1083 occurrences

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