†family Virgianidae Boucot and Amsden 1963 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Pentamerida - Virgianidae

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

See also Boucot and Johnson 1964, Jin and Chatterton 1997 and Rasmussen et al. 2010

Sister taxa: Conchidiidae, Pentameridae, Subrianidae

Subtaxa: Mariannaellinae Mariannellinae Pleurodiinae Pseudoconchidium Virgianinae

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Type: Virgiana

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Devonian of the Russian Federation (1 collection)

• Silurian of Canada (40: Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Ontario, Quebec, Québec), China (19), the Czech Republic (1), Estonia (11), Norway (1), the Russian Federation (15), Sweden (1), the United Kingdom (7), United States (15: Missouri, Nevada, Utah, Wisconsin)

• Ordovician of Canada (4: Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Québec), China (14), Kazakhstan (1), Latvia (1), Lithuania (5), Norway (13), the Russian Federation (6), Sweden (5), United States (12: Alaska, Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma)

Total: 172 collections including 187 occurrences

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