Athyris (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Athyridida - Athyrididae

Parent taxon: Athyridinae according to A. Williams et al. 2002

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Actinoconchus, Alvarezites, Atrythyris, Brimethyris, Bruntonites, Eifyris, Gonathyris, Imacanthyris, Johnsonathyris, Lamellosathyris, Meristospira, Pachyplax, Protathyris, Zonathyris

Subtaxa: Athyris (Cliothyris) Athyris ambiguaeformis Athyris angulata Athyris bisulcata Athyris bradyensis Athyris cestriensis Athyris concentrica Athyris damesi Athyris globularis Athyris mirabilis Athyris plicatiformis Athyris spiriferoides Athyris subquadrata Athyris sulcata Athyris xetra

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Type: Athyris headi

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Triassic of China (3 collections), Hungary (3), New Caledonia (2), New Zealand (13)

• Permian to Triassic of India (1)

• Permian of China (18), Indonesia (1), Pakistan (95), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (1)

• Namurian of Australia (4)

• Chesterian of United States (6: Arkansas, Oklahoma)

• Osagean of United States (1: Indiana)

• Carboniferous of Australia (17), Canada (2: Alberta, Yukon), China (1), Libya (1), the United Kingdom (10), United States (21: Arizona, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Virginia)

• Mississippian of United States (2: Alaska, Arizona)

• Devonian to Carboniferous of the United Kingdom (1)

• Devonian of Afghanistan (6), Australia (4), Belgium (77), Canada (15: Alberta, Manitoba, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec), China (20), the Czech Republic (4), France (26), Germany (31), Iran (2), Libya (4), Morocco (1), Myanmar (2), Poland (28), the Russian Federation (10), Spain (58), Tajikistan (2), Thailand (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (348: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin), Venezuela (1), Vietnam (5)

• Silurian of Morocco (1), United States (3: Alaska, Kentucky)

Total: 853 collections including 943 occurrences

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