Brachyspirifer (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferida - Hysterolitidae

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

See also Johnson 1995 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Antispirifer, Arduspirifer, Australospirifer, Costellispirifer, Dixonella, Dyticospirifer, Euryspirifer, Hysterolites, Otospirifer, Paraspirifer, Patriaspirifer, Rostrospirifer, Trigonospirifer, Xinjiangospirifer

Subtaxa: Brachyspirifer pinyonoides

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Devonian of China (1 collection), Colombia (2), Germany (8), Mauritania (1), Morocco (1), Spain (2), the United Kingdom (1), United States (5: Nevada)

Total: 21 collections including 23 occurrences

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