†family Strophodontidae Caster 1939 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Strophomenida - Strophodontidae

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

Sister taxa: Amphistrophiidae, Christianiidae, Douvillinidae, Douvinella, Eopholidostrophiidae, Foliomenidae, Glyptomenidae, Idioglyptus, Leptaenoideidae, Leptostrophiidae, Playfairia, Rafinesquinidae, Rhenostrophia, Shaleriidae, Strophomenidae, Strophomenidea, Strophonellidae, Syntrophodonta

Subtaxa: Arbizustrophia Boucotstrophia Dictyostrophia Fascistropheodonta Galateastrophia Gorgostrophia Khangaestrophia Leptodonta Lissostrophia Megastrophia Minutostropheodonta Neumanella Papillostrophia Parapholidostrophia Pholidostrophia Pterostrophia Strophonelloides Trilobostrophia

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Carboniferous of United States (1: Indiana collection)

• Devonian of Afghanistan (1), Australia (6), Belgium (7), Brazil (1), Canada (52: Alberta, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Mackenzie, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Yukon, Yukon Territory), China (14), Colombia (15), the Czech Republic (5), France (1), Germany (4), Italy (1), Libya (2), New Zealand (3), Poland (2), the Russian Federation (23), South Africa (4), Spain (8), Turkey (1), Ukraine (3), United States (359: Alaska, Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Wisconsin), Uzbekistan (2), Vietnam (9)

• Silurian to Devonian of United States (1: Oklahoma)

• Silurian of Australia (2), Belarus (1), Canada (29: Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec), China (1), Morocco (1), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (5), Sweden (6), the United Kingdom (10), United States (131: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma, Wisconsin), Venezuela (1)

• Niagaran of Canada (1: Québec)

• Ordovician of Lithuania (1), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 716 collections including 992 occurrences

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