†family Mentzeliidae Dagys 1974 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferinida - Mentzeliidae

Parent taxon: Spiriferinoidea according to W. H. He and Z. Q. Chen 2016

Sister taxa: Sinucostidae, Spiriferinidae

Subtaxa: Madoinae Mentzeliinae Paralaballinae Tethyspirinae

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Type: Spiriferina (Mentzelia)

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Algeria (1 collection), Austria (10), France (5), Greece (2), Hungary (25), Slovakia (2), Spain (5), Turkey (1)

• Triassic of Austria (18), Bosnia and Herzegovina (1), Bulgaria (1), China (51), Croatia (1), Germany (2), Hungary (36), Iran (8), Italy (36), New Caledonia (1), New Zealand (2), Romania (5), the Russian Federation (2), Serbia and Montenegro (4), Slovakia (12), Slovenia (2), Thailand (1), Turkey (33), Vietnam (1)

• Permian of Pakistan (6)

Total: 274 collections including 321 occurrences

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