Composita Brown 1849 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Athyridida - Athyrididae

Alternative spelling: Athyris (Composita)

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

See also Hoare 1961, Reed 1944, Savage and Baxter 1995 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Araxathyris, Cardiothyris, Densalvus, Gruntea, Iniathyris, Nordathyris, Planalvus, Posicomta, Pseudopentagonia, Rectambitus, Septospirigerella, Spirigerella, Tongzithyris, Tulathyris, Uldziathyris

Subtaxa: Athyris (Composita) indosinensis Athyris (Composita) semirostrata Composita advena Composita affinis Composita apheles Composita apsidata Composita bamberi Composita biforma Composita bucculenta Composita costata Composita cracens Composita crassa Composita depressa Composita discina Composita elongata Composita emarginata Composita enormis Composita girtyi Composita grandis Composita hapsida Composita huagongensis Composita idahoensis Composita imbricata Composita insulcata Composita jogensis Composita magnicarina Composita mexicana Composita minuscula Composita mira Composita misriensis Composita nucella Composita ovata Composita parasulcata Composita pilula Composita plana Composita prospera Composita pyriformis Composita quadrirotunda Composita quantilla Composita rotunda Composita sigma Composita stalagmium Composita strongyle Composita subcircularis Composita subquadrata Composita subtilita Composita tareica Composita tetralobata Composita tobaensis Composita trinuclea

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Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Leonard of United States (4: Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming collections)

• Permian of Afghanistan (2), Australia (3), Bolivia (28), Canada (3: British Columbia, Yukon), China (21), Greece (5), Guatemala (1), Indonesia (2), Japan (1), Mexico (22), Pakistan (9), Peru (29), Thailand (16), Tunisia (4), United States (677: Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Wyoming), Venezuela (8)

• Virgilian of United States (85: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas)

• Desmoinesian of United States (113: Kansas, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah)

• Atokan of United States (6: Arizona, Missouri, Nevada, Wyoming)

• Pennsylvanian of Australia (1)

• Westphalian of Australia (1), United States (1: Kentucky)

• Namurian of Australia (1)

• Chesterian of Canada (7: Alberta, Northwest Territories), United States (73: Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Wyoming)

• Osagean of Canada (2: Alberta), United States (4: Indiana, Montana, Utah)

• Carboniferous to Permian of Bolivia (1), United States (2: California)

• Carboniferous of Australia (1), Belgium (1), Bolivia (4), Brazil (1), Canada (36: Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Yukon), China (4), Egypt (1), Iran (2), Libya (3), Mexico (1), Pakistan (1), Peru (2), the Russian Federation (2), the United Kingdom (20), United States (485: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, California , Colorado, Idaho, Idaho-Utah, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wyoming)

• Mississippian of Canada (3: Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia), United States (11: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Utah)

• Devonian to Carboniferous of the United Kingdom (3)

• Devonian of Afghanistan (1), Canada (1: Alberta), China (2), United States (12: Alaska, Colorado, Montana, Montana, and Wyoming, Ohio)

Total: 1729 collections including 1996 occurrences

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