Anisopleurella Cooper 1956 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Strophomenida - Sowerbyellidae

Synonym: Pseudoanisopleurella

Parent taxon: Sowerbyellinae according to L. R. Cocks 2010

See also Cocks 2005, Mitchell 1977, Sepkoski 2002, Williams et al. 2000 and Zhan and Jin 2005

Sister taxa: Dubioleptina, Eochonetes, Eoplectodonta, Gunningblandella, Plectodonta, Sowerbyella

Subtaxa: Anisopleurella anceps Anisopleurella asiatica Anisopleurella balclatchiensis Anisopleurella tricostata Anisopleurella tricostellata Anisopleurella yichangensis

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Type: Anisopleurella tricostellata

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Ordovician of Argentina (1 collection), Belgium (7), China (9), the Czech Republic (1), Iran (1), Ireland (3), Kazakhstan (1), Norway (1), Sweden (3), the United Kingdom (23), United States (3: Alaska, Maine, Tennessee)

• Llandeilo of United States (1: Tennessee)

• Chazy of United States (1: Alabama)

Total: 55 collections each including a single occurrence

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