†family Leptocoeliidae Boucot and Gill 1956 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Rhynchonellida - Leptocoeliidae

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

See also Bassett and Cocks 1974 and Boucot et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Machaerariidae, Orthorhynchulidae, Phoenicitoechiidae, Rhynchotrematidae, Trigonirhynchiidae, Trigonorhynchiidae

Subtaxa: Anabaia Australocoelia Eocoelia Leptocoelia Leptocoelina Pacificocoelia

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Devonian of Argentina (1 collection), Australia (2), Bolivia (38), Brazil (26), Canada (5: Quebec), Chile (2), Colombia (10), Peru (1), South Africa (12), United States (28: California, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Virginia), Uruguay (1), Venezuela (3)

• Silurian of Argentina (7), Brazil (1), Canada (80: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Québec), the Czech Republic (2), Estonia (1), Guinea (1), Ireland (1), Norway (1), Paraguay (3), Sweden (1), the United Kingdom (8), United States (23: Maine, Maryland, New York, West Virginia), Venezuela (1)

Total: 259 collections including 269 occurrences

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