Knightina Kellett 1933 (ostracod)

Ostracoda - Palaeocopida - Kirkbyidae

Full reference: B. Kellett. 1933. Ostracodes of the Upper Pennsylvanian and the Lower Permian strata of Kansas: I. the Aparchitidae, Beyrichiidae, Glyptopleuridae, Kloedenellidae, Kirkbyiidae, and Youngiellidae. Journal of Paleontology 7(1):59-108

Parent taxon: Kirkbyidae according to G. Tanaka 2018

See also Crasquin 2008, Sepkoski 2002 and Sohn 1954

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

Subtaxa: Knightina ampla Knightina bassleri Knightina bullaensis Knightina fildari Knightina harltoni Knightina hongfui Knightina hungarica Knightina incurva Knightina macknighti Knightina multicarinata Knightina reticulata Knightina texana Knightina ultima Knightina unnoda

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Ecology: epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Triassic of China (1 collection)

• Permian of Austria (1), Canada (3: British Columbia), China (9), Greece (2), Hungary (1), Iran (10), Israel (2), Italy (2), Japan (1), Oman (2), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Thailand (6), United States (16: Kansas, Nevada, Texas)

• Carboniferous of China (1), United States (5: Kansas)

Total: 63 collections including 77 occurrences

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