Parastrophina Schuchert and LeVene 1929 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Pentamerida - Parastrophinidae

Synonym: Parastrophia Hall and Clarke 1893 [replaced name]

Full reference: C. Schuchert and C. M. LeVene. 1929. New names for brachiopod homonyms. American Journal of Science, Series 5 17:119-122

Parent taxon: Parastrophinidae according to L. E. Popov et al. 2005

See also Mitchell 1977, Popov et al. 2000, Schuchert and LeVene 1929, Sepkoski 2002, Williams et al. 2002 and Wright 1974

Sister taxa: Anastrophia, Eoanastrophia, Eostrophina, Jolkinia, Liostrophia, Maydenella, Parastrophinella, Protanastrophia

Subtaxa: Parastrophina anceps Parastrophina angulosa Parastrophina balcletchiensis Parastrophina bilobata Parastrophina dura Parastrophina hemiplicata Parastrophina iliana Parastrophina lindstroemi Parastrophina lindstromi Parastrophina pentagonalis Parastrophina plena Parastrophina portentosa Parastrophina scotica

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Silurian of Kazakhstan (1 collection), the Russian Federation (3)

• Ordovician of Australia (3), Canada (14: British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Québec), Estonia (4), Kazakhstan (18), Lithuania (2), Norway (4), the Russian Federation (4), Sweden (1), the United Kingdom (4), United States (17: Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia)

• Llandeilo of the United Kingdom (2)

• Chazy of United States (1: Alabama)

• Whiterockian of United States (1: Nevada)

Total: 79 collections including 86 occurrences

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