†family Rhabdomesidae Vine 1883 (bryozoan)

Stenolaemata - Rhabdomesida - Rhabdomesidae

Alternative spelling: Rhabdomesonidae

Parent taxon: Rhabdomesida according to Y. Ariunchimeg 1996

See also Shishova 1964

Sister taxa: Hyphasmoporidina, Maychellidae, Nikiforovellidae, Rhomboporidae

Subtaxa: Ascopora Ascoporella Euthyrhombopora Fehlerpora Nicklesopora Orthopora Paranicklesopora Pseudorhabdomeson Rhabdomeson Uralotrypa Vidronovella

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of Afghanistan (5 collections), Armenia (4), Australia (2), Austria (1), Canada (1: British Columbia), China (25), Cuba (1), Indonesia (3), Iran (6), Italy (1), Japan (3), Mongolia (4), Oman (4), Pakistan (1), Peru (4), the Russian Federation (30), Slovenia (1), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (18), Tajikistan (1), Thailand (9), Tunisia (1), United States (8: Alaska, Arizona, Nevada, Texas)

• Carboniferous of Egypt (1), Germany (1), Japan (3), Mongolia (1), Peru (1), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (5), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (6), the United Kingdom (5), United States (62: Alabama, Alaska, California, Indiana, Kansas, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Utah)

• Mississippian of United States (2: Alaska)

• Devonian of Belarus (1), China (1), the Czech Republic (1), France (1), Germany (15), Iran (5), Morocco (4), Poland (1), Spain (10), the United Kingdom (1), United States (1: Montana), Western Sahara (1)

• Silurian of Belarus (2), the United Kingdom (1), United States (1: Maryland)

• Ordovician of Sweden (1), United States (1: Nevada)

Total: 269 collections including 324 occurrences

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