†family Psilocamaridae Grant 1965 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Rhynchonellida - Psilocamaridae

Full reference: R. E. Grant. 1965. The brachiopod superfamily Stenoscismatacea. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Contributions 148(2):1-192

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

Sister taxa: Atriboniidae, Stenoscismatidae

Subtaxa: Cyrolexinae Psilocamarinae

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of Armenia (2 collections), Australia (2), Azerbaijan (2), Canada (10: Nunavut, Yukon), China (40), Indonesia (2), Japan (1), Lithuania (4), Mongolia (10), New Zealand (2), Pakistan (10), the Russian Federation (15), Tajikistan (5), Thailand (5), Turkey (1), Ukraine (5), United States (13: Alaska, Texas)

• Virgilian of United States (1: Texas)

• Carboniferous of Canada (2: Nunavut), China (1), United States (3: Missouri, Texas)

Total: 136 collections including 158 occurrences

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