†subfamily Martinothyridinae Carter 1994 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferida - Elythidae

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

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

Subtaxa: Latiplecus Martinothyris Orenburgella

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Type: Martinothyris

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Carboniferous of China (1 collection), Libya (1)

• Devonian of China (2)

Total: 4 collections including 6 occurrences

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