Paurorthis Schuchert and Cooper 1931 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Paurorthidae

Parent taxon: Paurorthidae according to M. Liljeroth et al. 2017

See also Alikhova 1953, Hints 1975, Mitchell 1977, Opik 1933, Opik 1933, Rubel 1961, Sepkoski 2002 and Williams et al. 2000

Sister taxa: Cyclomyonia, Nereidella, Paurorthina, Virgoria

Subtaxa: Paurorthis fasciculata Paurorthis inflata Paurorthis inopinatus Paurorthis longa Paurorthis minima Paurorthis parva Paurorthis savalaensis Paurorthis valida

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Silurian of Norway (2 collections)

• Ordovician to Silurian of Norway (1)

• Ordovician of Argentina (2), Canada (9: British Columbia, Newfoundland), China (3), Estonia (38), France (1), Morocco (3), Norway (2), Portugal (1), the Russian Federation (105), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (4), United States (31: Alabama, California, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia)

• Llandeilo of the United Kingdom (4), United States (1: California)

• Dawan of China (2)

• Arenig of China (6), France (1), Morocco (1), the United Kingdom (1)

• Cambrian of Iran (1)

Total: 220 collections including 225 occurrences

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