†subfamily Hysterolitinae Termier and Termier 1949 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferida - Hysterolitidae

Parent taxon: Hysterolitidae according to A. Williams et al. 2006

See also Johnson 1995

Sister taxon: Fimbrispiriferinae

Subtaxa: Antispirifer Arduspirifer Australospirifer Brachyspirifer Costellispirifer Dixonella Dyticospirifer Euryspirifer Hysterolites Otospirifer Paraspirifer Patriaspirifer Rostrospirifer Trigonospirifer Xinjiangospirifer

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Type: Hysterolites

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Devonian of Afghanistan (1 collection), Antarctica (1), Argentina (1), Australia (24), Austria (1), Belgium (3), Bolivia (34), Brazil (19), China (41), Colombia (3), the Czech Republic (4), France (8), Germany (17), Mauritania (3), Morocco (1), New Zealand (2), the Russian Federation (4), Saudi Arabia (1), South Africa (16), Spain (19), the United Kingdom (4), United States (42: California, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania), Uruguay (1), Venezuela (2), Vietnam (10)

• Silurian of Australia (1)

Total: 263 collections including 329 occurrences

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