Plectatrypa Schuchert and Cooper 1930 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Atrypida - Atrypidae

Synonym: Imbricatospira

Parent taxon: Carinatininae according to W. I. Mitchell 1977

See also Bassett and Cocks 1974, Jin and Chatterton 1997, Sepkoski 2002 and Williams et al. 2002

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Plectatrypa imbricata Plectatrypa lamellosa Plectatrypa savagei Plectatrypa unicosta

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Devonian of United States (2: Nevada collections)

• Silurian of Australia (2), Canada (18: Manitoba, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Québec), China (2), the Czech Republic (1), Estonia (5), Mongolia (2), Norway (3), the Russian Federation (10), Sweden (31), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (8), United States (44: Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nevada, New York, Wisconsin), Venezuela (1)

• Niagaran of United States (1: Indiana)

• Ordovician of Argentina (2), China (7), the Russian Federation (2), the United Kingdom (6)

Total: 148 collections including 159 occurrences

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