Family Frenulinidae Hatai 1938 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Terebratulida - Frenulinidae

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

Sister taxa: Laqueidae, Maastrichtiella, Terebrataliidae

Subtaxa: Frenulina Frenulininae Pictothyridinae

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Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Japan (58 collections), Taiwan (1), Vanuatu (9)

• Pliocene of Japan (6)

Total: 74 collections including 95 occurrences

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