Family Frieleiidae Cooper 1959 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Rhynchonellida - Frieleiidae

Full reference: G. A. Cooper. 1959. Genera of Tertiary and Recent rhynchonelloid brachiopods. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 130(5):1-90

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

Sister taxa: Norellidae, Ochotorhynchiidae

Subtaxa: Compsothyris Frieleia Grammetaria Hispanirhynchiinae

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Type: Frieleia

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Italy (4 collections)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (1)

• Eocene of Cuba (1)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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