Triplesia Hall 1859 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Orthotetida - Triplesiidae

Parent taxon: Triplesiidae according to M. Rubel 2011

See also Mitchell 1977, Owen and Harper 1982, Williams et al. 2000 and Wright 1964

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

Subtaxa: Triplesia carinata Triplesia craigensis Triplesia eospiriferoides Triplesia extans Triplesia girvanensis Triplesia hintsae Triplesia iberica Triplesia insularis Triplesia maennili Triplesia monilifera Triplesia plicata Triplesia sortanensis Triplesia subcarinata Triplesia woodlandensis Triplesia yichangensis Triplesia zhejiangensis

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Type: Atrypa extans

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder


• Silurian of Canada (13: Quebec, Québec collections), China (1), the Czech Republic (1), Estonia (11), the United Kingdom (39), United States (12: Alabama, Indiana, Iowa, New York, Tennessee)

• Ordovician to Silurian of Canada (1: Québec)

• Ordovician of Belgium (9), Canada (8: Northwest Territories, Ontario, Quebec), China (22), the Czech Republic (1), Estonia (1), France (4), Ireland (1), Kazakhstan (5), Norway (12), Portugal (3), the Russian Federation (6), Spain (8), Sweden (1), the United Kingdom (50), United States (2: New York, Tennessee)

• Chazy of United States (1: Alabama)

• Llandeilo of the United Kingdom (3), United States (1: Tennessee)

Total: 216 collections including 218 occurrences

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