Kirkbya Jones 1859 (ostracod)

Ostracoda - Palaeocopida - Kirkbyidae

Full reference: T. R. Jones. 1859. [With notes on the species, in] On Permian Entomostraca from the shell-limestone of Durham. Transactions of the Tyneside Naturalists' Field Club 4:133-137

Parent taxon: Kirkbyidae according to M. B. Forel 2017

See also Crasquin 2008, Harlton 1933, Sepkoski 2002 and Sohn 1954

Sister taxa: Aurikirkbya, Boreokirkbya, Carinaknightina, Kirkbyinae, Knightina, Nodokirkbya, Reviya, Scutikirkbya, Shleesha, Tubulikirkbya, Villozona

Subtaxa: Kirkbya atolla Kirkbya bellula Kirkbya bendensis Kirkbya buekkensis Kirkbya canyonformis Kirkbya centrotumida Kirkbya clarocarinata Kirkbya firma Kirkbya fossilcliffi Kirkbya knuepferi Kirkbya lindahli Kirkbya magniforma Kirkbya mingenewensis Kirkbya moorei Kirkbya multicresta Kirkbya pergrandis Kirkbya permiana Kirkbya punctata Kirkbya rara Kirkbya reflexa Kirkbya sinensis Kirkbya subnipponica Kirkbya subquadriforma Kirkbya unnoda Kirkbya valida

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Type: Dithyrocaris permiana

Ecology: epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Triassic of Turkey (1 collection)

• Permian of Australia (34), Canada (3: British Columbia), China (30), Hungary (2), Iran (7), Italy (5), Japan (1), Lithuania (9), Oman (1), the Russian Federation (3), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (3), Thailand (2), the United Kingdom (1), United States (3: Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas)

• Westphalian of Spain (1)

• Chesterian of United States (1: Arkansas)

• Carboniferous of Canada (1: Alberta), China (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (16: Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Tennessee)

• Devonian of Belgium (1), Germany (9)

Total: 136 collections including 172 occurrences

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