†family Bellerophontidae M'Coy 1851 (snail)

Gastropoda - Bellerophontida - Bellerophontidae

Synonym: Liljevallospiridae Golikov and Starobogatov 1989

Full reference: F. M'Coy. 1851. On some new Silurian Mollusca. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, including Zoology, Botany, and Geology 77:45-63

Parent taxon: Bellerophontoidea according to A. Nützel and C. Ketwetsuriya 2016

See also Bouchet et al. 2005, Cook 1998, Ebbestad and Yochelson 2000, Golikov and Starobogatov 1975, Heidelberger and Koch 2005, Horný 1963, Knight et al. 1960, Runnegar and Jell 1976, Wahlman 1992 and Wenz 1938

Sister taxa: Blodgettinotus, Bucanellidae, Bucaniidae, Cymbulariidae, Euphemitidae, Knightitidae, Plectonotidae, Pterothecidae, Sinuitidae, Temnodiscidae, Thoralispira, Yochelsoniidae

Subtaxa: Bellerophontinae Bucanopsinae Cymbulariinae Dicellonema Knightitinae Teutonophon Yochelsonellisa

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal detritivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Hungary (1 collection)

• Triassic of China (16), Greenland (3), India (1), Italy (8), Oman (6), the Russian Federation (3), United States (2: Wyoming)

• Leonard of United States (1: Wyoming)

• Permian of Afghanistan (1), Argentina (3), Armenia (1), Australia (11), Cambodia (8), Chile (1), China (42), Croatia (2), India (8), Indonesia (2), Iran (10), Italy (4), Japan (6), Madagascar (2), Malaysia (2), Mexico (5), Nepal (4), New Zealand (1), Pakistan (144), Peru (2), the Russian Federation (8), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (1), Thailand (3), Tunisia (5), United States (157: Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Wyoming), Venezuela (2)

• Virgilian of United States (13: Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas)

• Desmoinesian of United States (90: Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas)

• Atokan of United States (3: Arizona, Ohio, Wyoming)

• Westphalian of the United Kingdom (2), United States (1: Kentucky)

• Chesterian of United States (31: Illinois, Kentucky, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Utah, Wyoming)

• Osagean of United States (7: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio)

• Carboniferous to Permian of Bolivia (1)

• Carboniferous of Argentina (2), Australia (14), Belgium (5), Canada (1: Alberta), China (4), Egypt (1), Germany (1), Ireland (4), Libya (2), Morocco (2), Peru (3), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (1), Ukraine (2), the United Kingdom (78), United States (118: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wyoming)

• Mississippian of the United Kingdom (1), United States (1: Alaska)

• Couvinien of Australia (1)

• Devonian of Australia (24), Austria (6), Canada (11: Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Quebec), China (2), the Czech Republic (10), France (5), Germany (19), Japan (1), Libya (1), Morocco (3), Poland (3), the Russian Federation (1), South Africa (4), the United Kingdom (9), United States (98: Alaska, Arizona, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania)

• Silurian of Australia (4), Canada (9: Nova Scotia, Ontario), China (1), the Czech Republic (17), Greenland (2), Laos (1), Mexico (1), Norway (2), Paraguay (1), the Russian Federation (3), Sweden (8), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (9), United States (10: Alaska, Indiana, New York, Ohio, Tennessee)

• Ordovician of Canada (13: Northwest Territories , Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec), China (2), the Czech Republic (7), Estonia (10), Norway (18), South Korea (1), Spain (1), Sweden (4), the United Kingdom (13), United States (83: Illinois, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee)

• Chazy of United States (2: New York)

• Arenig of France (1)

Total: 1287 collections including 1935 occurrences

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