Coelospira Hall 1863 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Athyridida - Anoplothecidae

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

See also Bassett and Cocks 1974 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Coelospirella, Coelospirina, Navispira

Subtaxa: Coelospira camilla Coelospira concava Coelospira dichotoma Coelospira hemispherica Coelospira nitens Coelospira pseudocamilla Coelospira pusilla Coelospira virginia

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Type: Leptocoelia concava

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder


• Devonian of Argentina (2 collections), Australia (10), Brazil (2), Canada (14: British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Yukon), Kazakhstan (1), Morocco (1), South Africa (2), United States (63: Maryland, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma)

• Silurian to Devonian of Argentina (1), Pakistan (1), United States (1: Oklahoma)

• Silurian of Argentina (4), Australia (5), Canada (10: Northwest Territories, Ontario, Quebec, Yukon, Yukon Territory), China (2), the Czech Republic (1), Greenland (2), Lithuania (1), Sweden (4), United States (100: Alaska, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, Virginia), Venezuela (1)

Total: 228 collections including 237 occurrences

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