Whitfieldella Hall and Clarke 1893 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Athyridida - Meristellidae

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

See also Bassett and Cocks 1974, Jin and Chatterton 1997, Sepkoski 2002 and Sheehan 1977

Sister taxa: Koigia, Kozlenia, Tschatkalia

Subtaxa: Whitfieldella billingsana Whitfieldella nitida Whitfieldella pygmaea Whitfieldella sulcatina

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Type: Atrypa nitida

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Silurian of Canada (42: Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec collections), China (3), the Czech Republic (4), Estonia (13), Sweden (10), the United Kingdom (16), United States (107: Alaska, California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan and Ohio, New York, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin)

• Niagaran of United States (2: New York, Ohio)

• Ordovician of United States (2: Illinois, Missouri)

Total: 199 collections including 237 occurrences

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