†family Cardiarinidae Cooper 1956 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Cardiarinidae

Full reference: G. A. Cooper. 1956. New Pennsylvanian Brachiopods. Journal of Paleontology 30(3):521-530

Parent taxon: Rhynchonellata according to A. Williams et al. 2007

See also Brunton and Champion 1974

Sister taxa: Athyridida, Atrypida, Cadomelloidea, Dentatrypa, Mongolellidae, Orthida, Pentamerida, Protorthida, Rhynchonellida, Spiriferida, Spiriferinida, Terebratulida, Thecideida, Tropidoleptidae

Subtaxa: Cardiarina

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Type: Cardiarina

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at USNM 518q, Grapevine Canyon, Sacramento Mountains (Carboniferous of New Mexico)

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