Oxoplecia Wilson 1913 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Orthotetida - Triplesiidae

Parent taxon: Triplesiidae according to A. Williams et al. 2000

See also Mitchell 1977, Owen and Harper 1982, Sepkoski 2002 and Wright 1964

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

Subtaxa: Oxoplecia abnormis Oxoplecia andersoni Oxoplecia calhouni Oxoplecia cooperi Oxoplecia costellata Oxoplecia holstonensis Oxoplecia monitorensis Oxoplecia multicostellata Oxoplecia plicata Oxoplecia subborealis Oxoplecia ujukensis

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Type: Oxoplecia calhouni

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Silurian of Canada (2: Quebec collections), United States (4: Arkansas, Wisconsin)

• Ordovician to Silurian of Canada (2: Québec)

• Ordovician of Belgium (8), Canada (6: British Columbia, Quebec), China (5), Estonia (6), Ireland (2), Latvia (3), Norway (9), Portugal (1), the Russian Federation (2), Sweden (3), the United Kingdom (31), United States (48: Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia)

• Llandeilo of the United Kingdom (1)

• Whiterockian of United States (2: Nevada, Virginia)

Total: 135 collections including 142 occurrences

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