†family Schizophoriidae Schuchert and Le Vene 1929 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Schizophoriidae

Parent taxon: Enteletoidea according to A. L. Stigall Rode 2005

See also Bassett and Cocks 1974, Hints 1975, Mitchell 1977, Williams et al. 2000 and Wright 1964

Sister taxa: Chrustenoporidae, Draboviidae, Enteletidae, Linoporellidae, Saukrodictyidae

Subtaxa: Acosarina Aulacophoria Kotlaia Neoschizophoria Orthotichia Palaeoschizophoria Schizophoria

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Triassic of China (7 collections)

• Permian to Triassic of China (1)

• Permian of Afghanistan (4), Armenia (11), Azerbaijan (13), Bolivia (13), Canada (7: Nunavut, Yukon), China (272), Croatia (2), Greece (19), Iran (27), Japan (12), Malaysia (14), Nepal (1), Oman (8), Pakistan (69), the Russian Federation (2), Saudi Arabia (1), Tajikistan (2), Thailand (16), Tunisia (1), Turkey (5), Ukraine (3), the United Arab Emirates (1), United States (208: Alaska, Nevada, Texas), Venezuela (1), Vietnam (1)

• Pennsylvanian of United States (4: Alaska, California)

• Chesterian of United States (9: Arkansas, Idaho, Montana, Oklahoma, Wyoming)

• Osagean of United States (2: Indiana)

• Carboniferous to Permian of United States (3: California)

• Carboniferous of Australia (45), Belgium (2), Bolivia (1), Brazil (1), Canada (7: Alberta, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon), China (6), Egypt (1), Germany (2), Ireland (3), Malaysia (2), Mexico (1), the Russian Federation (1), the United Kingdom (75), United States (71: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa/Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

• Mississippian of United States (10: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, California)

• Devonian of Afghanistan (9), Australia (10), Belgium (47), Canada (173: Alberta, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Mackenzie, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Yukon, Yukon Territory), China (34), the Czech Republic (4), France (20), Germany (22), Libya (1), Myanmar (2), New Zealand (4), Poland (11), the Russian Federation (13), Spain (16), Tajikistan (1), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (320: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin), Venezuela (1), Vietnam (4)

• Silurian to Devonian of Morocco (1)

• Silurian of Australia (2), Canada (5: Quebec, Yukon, Yukon Territory), China (14), United States (2: California, Indiana)

• Niagaran of United States (1: Ohio)

Total: 1687 collections including 1870 occurrences

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