†family Wellerellidae Licharew 1956 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Rhynchonellida - Wellerellidae

Parent taxon: Wellerelloidea according to A. Williams et al. 2002

See also Atrops and Alméras 2005, Brunton and Champion 1974 and Shen et al. 2003

Sister taxa: Allorhynchidae, Amphipellidae, Petasmatheridae, Pontisiidae, Sinorhynchiidae

Subtaxa: Cirpinae Exlaminellinae Madarosiinae Nipponirhynchiinae Saubachia Strigirhynchiinae Tricoriinae Trophisininae Uncinunellininae Wellerellinae

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Type: Wellerella

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Algeria (2 collections), Australia (11), Austria (28), Bulgaria (2), Chile (6), China (2), France (42), Germany (3), Greece (2), Greenland (1), Hungary (31), Italy (21), Madagascar (1), New Caledonia (15), New Zealand (67), the Russian Federation (1), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Slovakia (2), Spain (6), Switzerland (1), Turkey (4), the United Kingdom (22)

• Triassic of Austria (4), China (15), Iran (1), Japan (1), Myanmar (1), New Caledonia (3), New Zealand (9), Papua New Guinea (2), Romania (1), the Russian Federation (14), Slovakia (5), Tajikistan (1), Turkey (1), the United Arab Emirates (1)

• Leonard of United States (1: Utah)

• Permian of Afghanistan (1), Armenia (4), Australia (17), Azerbaijan (10), Bolivia (2), Canada (2: Northwest Territories, Yukon), China (148), Greece (2), India (1), Indonesia (3), Iran (9), Italy (3), Japan (4), Malaysia (4), Mexico (17), Nepal (1), New Zealand (30), Pakistan (40), Peru (15), the Russian Federation (5), Slovenia (1), Tajikistan (9), Thailand (8), Tunisia (1), Ukraine (32), United States (240: Arizona, California, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

• Virgilian of United States (37: Illinois, Kansas, New Mexico, Texas)

• Desmoinesian of United States (23: Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah)

• Carboniferous to Permian of United States (1: California)

• Carboniferous of Canada (3: Nunavut), China (2), United States (48: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New mexico, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 1054 collections including 1372 occurrences

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