Meristina Hall 1867 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Athyridida - Meristellidae

Parent taxon: Meristellinae according to P. Musteikis and T. L. Modzalevskaya 2002

See also Bassett and Cocks 1974, Sepkoski 2002 and Williams et al. 2002

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

Subtaxa: Meristina maria Meristina obtusa Meristina podolica

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Type: Meristella maria

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of the United Kingdom (1 collection)

• Devonian of Canada (3: British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut), United States (17: Maryland, Nevada, New York)

• Silurian of Canada (33: Manitoba, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Québec, Yukon), China (4), the Czech Republic (6), Estonia (2), Lithuania (19), Mexico (8), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (1), Sweden (7), Ukraine (4), the United Kingdom (6), United States (65: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Wisconsin), Venezuela (2)

• Niagaran of Canada (2: Québec)

• Ordovician of China (3)

Total: 184 collections including 189 occurrences

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