†subfamily Meristellinae Waagen 1883 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Athyridida - Meristellidae

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

See also Bassett and Cocks 1974, Boucot and Johnson 1964, Isaacson et al. 1976, Musteikis and Modzalevskaya 2002, Sheehan 1977 and Williams et al. 2002

Sister taxa: Hindellinae, Hyattidininae, Nikolaispira, Whitfieldellinae

Subtaxa: Arctomeristina Charionella Charionoides Hindella Imdentistella Meristella Meristelloides Meristina Pentagonia Plancella Pseudomeristina

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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 (2), the Czech Republic (4), France (3), Germany (1), Morocco (1), the Russian Federation (1), South Africa (2), Spain (1), Ukraine (1), United States (185: 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 (53: Manitoba, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Québec, Yukon), China (12), the Czech Republic (6), Estonia (8), Lithuania (19), Mexico (8), Mongolia (1), Norway (10), Peru (1), the Russian Federation (2), Spain (1), Sweden (8), Ukraine (4), the United Kingdom (70), United States (103: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan and Ohio, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin), Venezuela (3)

• Niagaran of Canada (2: Québec)

• 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), Latvia (27), Lithuania (1), Myanmar (1), New Zealand (1), Norway (24), Paraguay (1), Sweden (18), the United Kingdom (21), United States (3: Illinois, Oklahoma)

Total: 746 collections including 822 occurrences

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