†family Pulsiidae Cooper and Grant 1974 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Orthotetida - Pulsiidae

Full reference: G. A. Cooper and R. E. Grant. 1974. Permian brachiopods of West Texas, II. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 15:233-793

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

Sister taxa: Derbyiidae, Meekellidae, Orthotetellidae, Orthotetidae, Schuchertellidae

Subtaxa: Pulsia Schellwienella

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Type: Pulsia

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of China (11 collections), India (1)

• Atokan of United States (1: Wyoming)

• Chesterian of United States (3: Arkansas, Indiana, Wyoming)

• Osagean of Canada (2: Northwest Territories), United States (1: Virginia)

• Carboniferous of Australia (9), Canada (21: Alberta, Northwest Territories, Yukon), China (2), Ireland (2), Mexico (1), Morocco (1), the United Kingdom (48), United States (18: Alabama, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Montana)

• Devonian of Algeria (1), Australia (3), China (4), Colombia (28), Germany (2), Kazakhstan (1), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (4), South Africa (7), Ukraine (1), United States (4: Montana, Ohio), Venezuela (1), Vietnam (4)

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

• Silurian of China (1), the Russian Federation (1), United States (10: Maryland, West Virginia)

• Ordovician of China (2)

Total: 197 collections including 217 occurrences

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