Ambocoelia Hall 1860 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferida - Ambocoeliidae

Alternative spelling: Spirifer (Ambocoelia)

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

See also Goldman and Mitchell 1990, Schellwien 1900 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Attenuatella, Biconvexiella, Bisinocoelia, Cruricella, Crurithyris, Cyrtinoides, Dicoelospirifer, Echinocoelia, Eoplicoplasia, Guangxiispirifer, Metaplasia, Orbicoelia, Paracrurithyris, Plicoplasia, Speciothyris, Spinoplasia, Swaicoelia

Subtaxa: Ambocoelia tuberculata Ambocoelia umbonata Ambocoelia urii Spirifer (Ambocoelia) circinatus

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Type: Ambocoelia umbonata

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of China (1 collection), Slovenia (1), United States (2: Alaska)

• Carboniferous of China (1), United States (10: Alaska, Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nevada)

• Mississippian of United States (1: Alaska)

• Devonian of Australia (6), Bolivia (1), Canada (39: British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Yukon), China (1), Colombia (12), the Czech Republic (9), Germany (5), the Russian Federation (4), South Africa (8), Spain (1), Tajikistan (1), Ukraine (4), United States (351: Alaska, Arizona, Iowa, Maryland, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia), Venezuela (1), Vietnam (1)

• Silurian to Devonian of Pakistan (1)

• Silurian of Canada (1: Yukon), United States (1: California)

Total: 463 collections including 470 occurrences

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