Plectodonta Kozlowski 1929 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Strophomenida - Sowerbyellidae

Alternative spelling: Sowerbyella (Plectodonta)

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

See also Kupfahl 1952, Sepkoski 2002 and Talent 1963

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

Subtaxa: Plectodonta (Dalejodiscus) Plectodonta (Plectodonta) Plectodonta (Plectodontella) Plectodonta bipartita Plectodonta convexa Plectodonta lenis Plectodonta nubila Plectodonta petila

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Type: Plectodonta mariae

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Devonian of Australia (9 collections), Canada (1: Quebec), China (22), the Czech Republic (19), Germany (8), Kazakhstan (1), Morocco (1), Poland (1), Spain (5), Ukraine (6), United States (1: New York)

• Silurian to Devonian of Argentina (1), Australia (2), United States (1: Oklahoma)

• Silurian of Argentina (4), Australia (16), Bolivia (1), Canada (14: New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Ontario, Quebec, Québec, Yukon), China (2), the Czech Republic (2), Germany (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (19: Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Wisconsin), Venezuela (2)

• Niagaran of Canada (3: Québec)

• Ordovician of Estonia (3), the Netherlands (1)

Total: 147 collections including 151 occurrences

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