†subfamily Echinosteginae Muir-Wood and Cooper 1960 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Productida - Aulostegidae

Full reference: H. Muir-Wood and G. A. Cooper. 1960. Morphology, classification and life habits of the Productoidea (Brachiopoda). Geological Society of America Memoir 81:1-447

Parent taxon: Aulostegidae according to A. Williams et al. 2000

See also Muir-Wood and Cooper 1960

Sister taxa: Agelesiinae, Aulosteginae, Chonosteginae, Ctenalosiinae, Edriosteginae, Gondolininae, Institellinae, Rhamnariinae

Subtaxa: Archaiosteges Baissalosteges Echinosteges Edriosteges Girlasia Howseia Limbella Sphenosteges Spirisosium Strophalosiella Strophalosiina Xenosteges

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Type: Echinosteges

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of Armenia (6 collections), Azerbaijan (2), Cambodia (1), Canada (1: British Columbia), China (74), Croatia (2), Guatemala (1), Iran (6), Italy (3), Japan (6), Malaysia (3), Mexico (1), Oman (1), Pakistan (5), the Russian Federation (9), Tajikistan (3), Thailand (2), the United Kingdom (7), United States (300: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Wyoming), Venezuela (3)

• Carboniferous of China (1), United States (10: Texas)

Total: 447 collections including 554 occurrences

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