†family Archaeorthidae Williams et al. 2007 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Archaeorthidae

Full reference: A. Williams, C. H. C. Brunton, S.J. Carlson, F. Alvarez, P.G. Baker, M.G. Bassett, A.J. Boucot, J.L. Carter, L.R.M. Cocks, B.L. Cohen, G.B. Curry, M. Cusack, C.C. Emig, R. Gourvennec, D.A.T. Harper, L.E. Holmer, D.E. Lee, A. Logan, C. Luter, D.I. MacKinnon, M.O. Mancenido and M. Mergl. 2007. Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology Part H, Revised, Brachiopoda Volume 6: Supplement 6:2321-2355

Parent taxon: Orthoidea according to J. Hansen and L. E. Holmer 2011

See also Kiessling 2008

Sister taxa: Anomalorthidae, Bajanorthis, Bohemiellidae, Cathaysiorthidae, Glyptorthidae, Hesperonomiidae, Hesperorthidae, Lycophoriidae, Malinella, Nugnecella, Orthidae, Orthidiellidae, Ottadalenites, Plaesiomyidae, Poramborthidae, Productorthidae, Skenidioidae, Tarfayidae, Turarella, Whittardiidae, Zhejiangorthis, Altorthis, Dinorthidae, Dolerorthidae

Subtaxa: Archaeorthis Cyrtonotella Diplonorthis Nicoloidea Nothorthis Pleurorthis Riograndella Xinanorthis

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Ordovician of Argentina (5 collections), Belarus (3), China (19), Estonia (19), France (2), Iran (2), Ireland (1), Kazakhstan (3), Latvia (4), Lithuania (5), Norway (15), the Russian Federation (45), Sweden (1), the United Kingdom (8), United States (28: California, Georgia, Nevada, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia)

• Llandeilo of the United Kingdom (3)

• Chazy of United States (1: Alabama)

• Whiterockian of Canada (1: Newfoundland and Labrador), United States (7: Nevada, Utah)

• Castlemainian of Australia (1)

• Dawan of China (2)

• Cassinian of Greenland (1), the United Kingdom (1)

• Klabava of the Czech Republic (1)

• Arenig of Argentina (3), China (11), France (1), Greenland (4), the United Kingdom (1), United States (2: Nevada)

• Cambrian of Sweden (2)

Total: 202 collections including 211 occurrences

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