Ptychopleurella Schuchert and Cooper 1931 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Hesperorthidae

Parent taxon: Hesperorthidae according to M. Rubel 2011

See also Bassett and Cocks 1974, Jin and Chatterton 1997, Mitchell 1977, Potter 1990, Rõõmusoks 1964, Williams et al. 2000, Wright 1964 and Wright 1982

Sister taxa: Barbarorthis, Dolerorthis, Flabellitesia, Hesperorthis, Lordorthis, Paradolerorthis, Schizonema

Subtaxa: Ptychopleurella aleksandrovae Ptychopleurella angulaticostata Ptychopleurella bouchardi Ptychopleurella decretoria Ptychopleurella emarginata Ptychopleurella erecta Ptychopleurella kleinhamplei Ptychopleurella lamellosa Ptychopleurella lapworthi Ptychopleurella lenzi Ptychopleurella mediocostata Ptychopleurella multicostata Ptychopleurella oklahomensis Ptychopleurella pirguensis Ptychopleurella porcia Ptychopleurella rectangulata Ptychopleurella separata Ptychopleurella transversa Ptychopleurella twenhofeli Ptychopleurella uniplicata

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Type: Orthis bouchardi

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Devonian of Australia (1 collection), Canada (1: Yukon), the Czech Republic (2), United States (2: Nevada)

• Silurian of Canada (13: Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec, Yukon Territory), Estonia (14), Lithuania (4), Sweden (17), the United Kingdom (4), United States (29: Alabama, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Wisconsin), Venezuela (1)

• Ordovician of Australia (14), Belgium (2), Canada (12: Quebec, Québec), China (4), Estonia (4), France (1), Ireland (1), Kazakhstan (1), Portugal (1), the Russian Federation (5), Spain (1), Sweden (2), the United Kingdom (8), United States (43: Alaska, California, Tennessee, Virginia), Venezuela (1)

• Chazy of Canada (3: Quebec)

• Llandeilo of the United Kingdom (4)

• Whiterockian of United States (3: Nevada, Oklahoma)

Total: 198 collections including 213 occurrences

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