†subfamily Elythinae Frederiks 1924 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferida - Elythidae

Parent taxon: Elythidae according to A. Williams et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Anomaloriinae, Martinothyridinae, Phricodothyridinae, Squamularia, Toryniferinae, Zhinania

Subtaxa: Elita Kitakamithyris

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Type: Elita

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of China (1 collection)

• Namurian of Argentina (1), Australia (2)

• Carboniferous of Australia (50), Canada (5: Alberta), China (3), United States (9: California, Illinois, Iowa/Illinois, Oklahoma)

• Devonian of Canada (8: Northwest Territories, Ontario), China (1), Colombia (20), Germany (5), the Russian Federation (2), United States (167: Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin), Venezuela (2)

• Silurian to Devonian of Pakistan (1)

Total: 277 collections including 291 occurrences

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