Alaskospira Kirk and Amsden 1952 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferida - Reticulariidae

Synonym: Proreticularia

Full reference: E. Kirk and T. W. Amsden. 1952. Upper Silurian brachiopods from southeastern Alaska. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 233-C:53-55

Parent taxon: Obesariinae according to A. Williams et al. 2006

See also Kirk and Amsden 1952 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Echinocoeliopsis, Obesaria, Quasimartinia

Subtaxa: Alaskospira dunbari Alaskospira fabiformis

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Devonian of the Czech Republic (1 collection)

• Silurian of Canada (3: Northwest Territories, Ontario), China (1), the Czech Republic (4), United States (5: Alaska, California, Nevada)

Total: 14 collections each including a single occurrence

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