Paraspirifer (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferida - Hysterolitidae

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

See also Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Devonian of China (4 collections), Colombia (1), Mauritania (1), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (6), United States (18: Indiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania), Venezuela (2)

Total: 33 collections including 34 occurrences

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