†family Retiolitidae Lapworth 1873 (graptolite)

Pterobranchia - Graptoloidea - Retiolitidae

Parent taxon: Retiolitoidea according to J. Maletz 2014

See also Bulman 1970, Kozłowska−Dawidziuk 2002, Kozłowska-Dawidziuk 2001 and Melchin et al. 2011

Sister taxon: Neodiplograptidae

Subtaxa: Mirorgraptus Petalolithinae Plectograptinae Retiolitinae

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Ecology: passively mobile planktonic suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Silurian of Algeria (4 collections), Andorra (1), Australia (3), Canada (12: Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon), China (29), the Czech Republic (9), Denmark (11), France (3), Greenland (1), Guinea (1), Lithuania (7), Morocco (6), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (6), Saudi Arabia (1), Serbia and Montenegro (8), Sweden (2), the United Kingdom (9), United States (26: Alaska, California, Idaho, New York), Western Sahara (2)

• Dobrotivian of Portugal (2), Spain (2)

• Uhaku of Lithuania (1), Sweden (3)

• Whiterockian of Canada (2: Newfoundland and Labrador)

• Volkhov of Estonia (1)

• Ningkuo of China (10)

• Dawan of China (2)

• Arenig of China (20), Norway (2)

• Ordovician to Silurian of the Russian Federation (1), United States (1: Alaska)

• Ordovician of Argentina (9), Australia (2), Canada (17: Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Québec, Yukon), China (61), the Czech Republic (6), Estonia (2), Latvia (1), Lithuania (2), New Zealand (3), Norway (5), Peru (1), the Russian Federation (8), Spain (1), Sweden (3), the United Kingdom (1), United States (27: Alaska, Idaho, Nevada, New York, Tennessee), Venezuela (1)

Total: 339 collections including 426 occurrences

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