†subfamily Tethyspirinae Carter 1994 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferinida - Mentzeliidae

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

Sister taxa: Madoinae, Mentzeliinae

Subtaxa: Ptychomentzelia Spondylospiriferina Tethyspira

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Type: Tethyspira

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Triassic of Iran (8 collections), Romania (1), the Russian Federation (2), Turkey (35)

Total: 46 collections including 47 occurrences

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