†family Ancistrorhynchidae Cooper 1956 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Rhynchonellida - Ancistrorhynchidae

Parent taxon: Ancistrorhynchoidea according to A. Williams et al. 2002

See also Mitchell 1977 and Popov et al. 2000

Sister taxa: Niorhynicidae, Oligorhynchiidae, Sphenotretidae

Subtaxa: Ancistrorhyncha Baranovus Drepanorhyncha Kholbotchonia Nikolaevirhynchus Tyryrhynchus

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Type: Ancistrorhyncha

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Ordovician of Canada (3: Northwest Territories, Ontario collections), China (4), the United Kingdom (3), United States (23: Georgia, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia)

Total: 33 collections including 34 occurrences

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