Mendacella Cooper 1930 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Rhipidomellidae

Parent taxon: Rhipidomellinae according to L. Hints 2012

See also Hints 1975, Isaacson et al. 1976, Rubel 2011, Sepkoski 2002, Villas and Cocks 1996 and Williams et al. 2000

Sister taxa: Ambonorthella, Aulacella, Clavodalejina, Dalejina, Discomyorthis, Peridalejina, Permorhipidomella, Pseudodicoelosia, Pseudomendacella, Rhipidomella, Stainbrookia, Strixella, Thiemella

Subtaxa: Mendacella aerinensis Mendacella bleikeriensis Mendacella borrbyensis Mendacella circularis Mendacella lata Mendacella megacircularis Mendacella mullockiensis Mendacella phiala Mendacella sola Mendacella uberis Mendacella udauberis

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Type: Orthis aequivalva

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Devonian of China (1 collection)

• Silurian of Argentina (2), Canada (34: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Québec), China (4), the Czech Republic (5), Estonia (36), Lithuania (10), Mongolia (1), Norway (11), the Russian Federation (6), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (156), United States (5: Indiana, Missouri, New York), Venezuela (1)

• Ordovician to Silurian of Canada (1: New Brunswick)

• Ordovician of Canada (32: Quebec, Québec), China (1), Estonia (5), Norway (1), United States (2: Missouri)

Total: 315 collections including 324 occurrences

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