Punctospirifer North 1920 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferinida - Punctospiriferidae

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

See also Hoare 1961 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Alipunctifera, Lamnaespina, Liriplica, Pustulospiriferina, Yangkongia, Ziganella

Subtaxa: Punctospirifer adstrictus Punctospirifer afghanus Punctospirifer ambiguus Punctospirifer coronae Punctospirifer fastigata Punctospirifer gigas Punctospirifer guangyuanensis Punctospirifer inflatus Punctospirifer kentuckensis Punctospirifer patulus Punctospirifer pseudocristatus Punctospirifer transversus

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Type: Pustulospiriferina etheridgei

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of Afghanistan (1 collection), Australia (4), Bolivia (4), China (14), Nepal (1), Oman (3), Pakistan (5), Peru (6), Slovenia (1), Thailand (1), United States (17: Kansas, Oregon, Texas)

• Virgilian of United States (40: Illinois, Kansas, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas)

• Desmoinesian of United States (31: Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania)

• Atokan of United States (1: Missouri)

• Pennsylvanian of Australia (1), China (1), United States (1: Utah)

• Westphalian of Spain (1)

• Namurian of Australia (2)

• Chesterian of United States (18: Arkansas, Idaho, Montana, Oklahoma, Virginia)

• Osagean of Canada (1: Alberta), Mexico (2), United States (8: Indiana, Montana, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia)

• Carboniferous to Permian of United States (4: California)

• Carboniferous of Australia (10), Brazil (1), Canada (19: Alberta, Northwest Territories, Yukon), China (8), Iran (2), Italy (1), Mexico (1), Nepal (1), Peru (2), South Korea (1), the United Kingdom (4), United States (218: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Idaho-Utah, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia)

• Mississippian of United States (12: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Utah)

• Devonian of China (1), Germany (13), United States (3: Ohio)

Total: 465 collections including 472 occurrences

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