Cliftonia Foerste 1909 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Orthotetida - Triplesiidae

Parent taxon: Triplesiidae according to L. Hints and D. A. T. Harper 2015

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Williams et al. 2000

Sister taxa: Acaretyrricula, Amphiplecia, Bicuspina, Brachymimulus, Caeroplecia, Craigella, Grammoplecia, Ogmoplecia, Onychoplecia, Onychotreta, Oxoplecia, Paraonychoplecia, Placotriplesia, Plectotreta, Streptis, Triplesia

Subtaxa: Cliftonia (Cliftonia) Cliftonia lamellosa Cliftonia obovata Cliftonia oxoplecioides Cliftonia psittacina Cliftonia striata Cliftonia tubulistriata

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Type: Anomites psittacinus

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder


• Silurian of Canada (5: Northwest Territories, Nunavut collections), Sweden (2), United States (1: Missouri)

• Ordovician of Argentina (2), Canada (5: Quebec, Québec), China (14), the Czech Republic (5), Estonia (13), France (1), Ireland (1), Kazakhstan (1), Latvia (29), Morocco (1), Myanmar (1), New Zealand (1), Norway (15), the Russian Federation (1), Sweden (14), Thailand (1), the United Kingdom (9), United States (6: Illinois, Missouri)

• Llandeilo of China (1)

Total: 129 collections including 135 occurrences

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