Protomegastrophia Caster 1939 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Strophomenida - Leptostrophiidae

Parent taxon: Leptostrophiidae according to P. Musteikis and L. R. M. Cocks 2004

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Williams et al. 2000

Sister taxa: Barbaestrophia, Brachyprion, Castellaroina, Chynistrophia, Eomegastrophia, Eostropheodonta, Gamphalosia, Gibberostrophia, Leptostrophia, Mesoleptostrophia, Nervostrophia, Palaeoleptostrophia, Protoleptostrophia, Retrorstrophia, Rotundostrophia, Tubulostrophia, Tudiaophomena, Tuvaechonetes, Tuvaestrophia, Velostrophia, Viodostrophia

Subtaxa: Protomegastrophia semiglobosa

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Type: Protomegastrophia profunda

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Silurian of Canada (9: New Brunswick, Ontario, Québec collections), the Czech Republic (7), Estonia (2), Ireland (1), Norway (2), Sweden (6), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (3), United States (27: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, New York, Wisconsin), Venezuela (1)

• Niagaran of Canada (2: Québec)

Total: 61 collections each including a single occurrence

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