Merista Suess 1851 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Athyridida - Meristidae

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

See also Jin and Chatterton 1997 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Amerista, Aulidospira, Camarium, Dicamara, Dicamaropsis, Tyrganiella

Subtaxa: Merista cuneatina Merista fabulosa Merista herculea Merista maccullochensis Merista oklahomensis Merista rhombiformis Merista tennesseensis

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Type: Terebratula herculea

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Carboniferous of Australia (1 collection), United States (4: Texas)

• Devonian of Afghanistan (1), Austria (1), Belarus (1), China (2), the Czech Republic (10), Italy (2), Morocco (1), Myanmar (2), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (6), Ukraine (2), United States (2: West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania)

• Silurian of Canada (32: Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Québec, Yukon Territory), the Czech Republic (1), Italy (1), the Russian Federation (6), Spain (1), United States (34: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Wisconsin), Venezuela (1)

• Niagaran of Canada (1: Québec)

Total: 113 collections including 119 occurrences

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