†subfamily Virginiatinae Amsden 1974 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Rhynchonellida - Trigonirhynchiidae

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

Sister taxa: Ancillotoechia, Hemitoechiinae, Ptychomalotoechia, Ripidiorhynchinae, Rostricellulinae, Trigonirhynchiinae

Subtaxa: Hostimex Rhynchotreta Thebesia Virginiata

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Type: Virginiata

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Osagean of United States (1: Montana collection)

• Carboniferous of Canada (1: Alberta)

• Devonian of United States (2: West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania)

• Silurian of Canada (20: Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Yukon), China (4), the Czech Republic (6), Estonia (3), Mongolia (1), the Russian Federation (1), Sweden (1), the United Kingdom (8), United States (65: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Wisconsin)

• Niagaran of United States (1: Ohio)

• Ordovician of Norway (7), the Russian Federation (4), United States (2: Illinois)

Total: 127 collections including 135 occurrences

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