Torynifer (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferida - Elythidae

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

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Plicotorynifer, Spirelytha, Stepanoviina, Taimyrella, Toryniferella

Subtaxa: Torynifer giganteus Torynifer pseudolineatus

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Pennsylvanian of United States (1: Utah collection)

• Chesterian of United States (16: Arkansas, Montana, Oklahoma, Wyoming)

• Osagean of Canada (2: Northwest Territories), Mexico (2), United States (10: Indiana, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Virginia)

• Carboniferous of Canada (15: Alberta, Northwest Territories, Yukon), China (1), United States (82: Alabama, California, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Utah)

• Mississippian of United States (4: Alaska, California, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, California)

• Devonian of Canada (1: Alberta), Germany (2), the United Kingdom (2), United States (1: Arizona)

Total: 139 collections including 141 occurrences

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