Megastrophia Caster 1939 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Strophomenida - Strophodontidae

Full reference: K. E. Caster. 1939. A Devonian fauna from Colombia. Bulletins of American Paleontology 24(83):1-218

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

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Arbizustrophia, Boucotstrophia, Dictyostrophia, Fascistropheodonta, Galateastrophia, Gorgostrophia, Khangaestrophia, Leptodonta, Lissostrophia, Minutostropheodonta, Neumanella, Papillostrophia, Parapholidostrophia, Pholidostrophia, Pterostrophia, Strophonelloides, Trilobostrophia

Subtaxa: Megastrophia (Eomegastrophia) Megastrophia (Megastrophia) Megastrophia (Protomegastrophia) Megastrophia iddingsi Megastrophia transitans

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Devonian of Afghanistan (1 collection), Australia (1), Brazil (1), Canada (18: Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Yukon, Yukon Territory), China (13), Colombia (2), the Russian Federation (8), United States (105: Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania), Uzbekistan (1), Vietnam (3)

• Silurian of Canada (27: Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Quebec), Sweden (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (49: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, New York, Wisconsin)

Total: 232 collections including 240 occurrences

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