†family Rhynchonellidae Gray 1848 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Rhynchonellida - Rhynchonellidae

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

See also Atrops and Alméras 2005, Cooper 1957, Huxley 1869, Oraspold 1956, Perry and Chatterton 1979, Ronchetti 1970 and Stanton 1895

Sister taxa: Acanthothirididae, Nucinulidae, Platyterorhynchidae, Sapphicorhynchidae, Lepidocyclidae

Subtaxa: Bilaminellinae Davanirhynchiinae Grestenella Hypothyris Ivanoviellinae Nucleusorhynchiinae Piarorhynchiinae Praecyclothyrinae Rhynchonellinae Striirhynchiinae Uralorhynchiinae

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Denmark (20 collections)

• Cretaceous of Algeria (1), Antarctica (9), Canada (1: British Columbia), Denmark (7), France (16), Germany (2), Greenland (1), Hungary (1), India (3), Kazakhstan (1), Madagascar (6), Mexico (9), Mozambique (2), New Zealand (10), Poland (1), Portugal (22), the Russian Federation (13), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (2), Sweden (3), Switzerland (14), Tajikistan (7), Tunisia (1), USSR (7), the United Kingdom (40), United States (1: California), Uzbekistan (2)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of the Russian Federation (1), United States (1: Alaska)

• Jurassic of Algeria (3), Argentina (3), Austria (30), Belgium (1), Bulgaria (10), Canada (10: Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories), Chile (15), China (5), East Timor (1), Ethiopia (12), France (256), Georgia (1), Germany (52), Greece (2), Greenland (24), Hungary (31), India (37), Indonesia (2), Iran (2), Italy (14), Kazakhstan (1), Kenya (3), Madagascar (7), Mexico (1), Nepal (4), New Caledonia (21), New Zealand (312), Poland (2), Portugal (30), the Russian Federation (55), Saudi Arabia (1), Serbia and Montenegro (3), Slovakia (5), Somalia (2), Spain (187), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (1), Switzerland (10), Tunisia (20), Turkey (4), Ukraine (6), the United Kingdom (157), United States (5: Alaska, California, Nevada, Wyoming)

• Kaihikuan of New Zealand (4)

• Triassic to Jurassic of New Zealand (1)

• Triassic of Argentina (3), Austria (17), Bosnia and Herzegovina (19), Canada (4: British Columbia), Chile (1), China (31), East Timor (3), Germany (1), Hungary (14), India (2), Indonesia (8), Italy (25), Japan (2), Kazakhstan (2), Nepal (1), New Caledonia (34), New Zealand (552), Norway (1), Oman (2), Romania (2), the Russian Federation (72), Serbia and Montenegro (3), Slovakia (4), Spain (1), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (1), Turkey (3), Ukraine (4), United States (15: Alaska, California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah)

• Permian of Austria (1), Bolivia (1), India (1), Indonesia (1), Italy (5), Malaysia (1), Pakistan (1), Slovenia (1), United States (3: New Mexico, Texas)

• Westphalian of Spain (1)

• Osagean of United States (3: Indiana, Montana, Tennessee)

• Carboniferous of the United Kingdom (2), United States (6: California, Georgia, Montana)

• Devonian of Algeria (1), Australia (57), Brazil (4), Canada (4: Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec), the Czech Republic (2), France (8), Italy (2), Morocco (2), New Zealand (2), South Africa (1), United States (16: Alaska, Indiana, Montana, Nevada, New York, Ohio)

• Silurian to Devonian of Mauritania (1), Morocco (2), Spain (1)

• Silurian of Australia (1), Canada (4: Northwest Territories, Ontario), Ireland (1), Mexico (10), Morocco (1), Norway (1), Spain (1), Sweden (5), the United Kingdom (4), United States (32: Alaska, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, New York, Ohio)

• Ordovician of Australia (2), Norway (2)

• Chazy of Canada (1: Ontario)

Total: 2580 collections including 3038 occurrences

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