Meristella (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Athyridida - Meristellidae

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

See also Boucot et al. 2008 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Arctomeristina, Charionella, Charionoides, Hindella, Imdentistella, Meristelloides, Meristina, Pentagonia, Plancella, Pseudomeristina

Subtaxa: Meristella haskinsi Meristella robertsensis

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Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Devonian of Argentina (1 collection), Australia (3), Canada (17: Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Yukon), Colombia (2), the Czech Republic (4), France (3), Morocco (1), the Russian Federation (1), South Africa (2), Spain (1), Ukraine (1), United States (146: Alaska, California, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania), Venezuela (3), Vietnam (1)

• Silurian to Devonian of Algeria (1), Australia (1), United States (1: Oklahoma)

• Silurian of Australia (2), the Russian Federation (1), United States (1: Alaska)

• Ordovician of Latvia (3)

Total: 196 collections including 225 occurrences

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