†family Beecheriidae Smirnova 2004 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Terebratulida - Beecheriidae

Full reference: T. N. Smirnova. 2004. The Lower Kazanian (Upper Permian) terebratulid assemblage of the Family Beecheriidae fam. nov. (Brachiopoda) from the east of the Russian Platform. Paleontological Journal 38(2):166-171

Parent taxon: Dielasmatoidea according to A. Williams et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Adygellopsis, Angustothyrididae, Antzeilleridae, Athyrorhynchia, Dielasmatidae, Gillediidae, Heterelasminidae, Juvavellidae, Paradygella, Proanadyrella, Pseudodielasmatidae, Pseudoharttina, Pseudopygoides, Thyratryaria, Zugmayeriidae

Subtaxa: Beecheria Calycelasma Hoskingia Sokelasma Tapetulasma

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Type: Beecheria

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of Australia (41 collections), Bolivia (2), Canada (1: Nunavut), China (7), Croatia (1), India (2), Iran (2), Nepal (22), Pakistan (6), the Russian Federation (22), United States (14: Texas)

• Virgilian of United States (2: New Mexico)

• Desmoinesian of United States (1: Iowa)

• Carboniferous of Australia (1), Canada (11: Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut), China (3), Mexico (1), the Russian Federation (1), United States (55: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas)

• Mississippian of Canada (3: Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia)

• Devonian of United States (2: Montana)

Total: 200 collections including 218 occurrences

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