†family Aulostegidae Muir-Wood and Cooper 1960 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Productida - Aulostegidae

Full reference: H. Muir-Wood and G. A. Cooper. 1960. Morphology, classification and life habits of the Productoidea (Brachiopoda). Geological Society of America Memoir 81:1-447

Parent taxon: Aulostegoidea according to A. Williams et al. 2000

See also Shen et al. 2003 and Yugan et al. 1998

Sister taxa: Cooperinidae, Scacchinellidae, Tschernyschewiidae

Subtaxa: Agelesiinae Aulosteginae Chonosteginae Ctenalosiinae Echinosteginae Edriosteginae Gondolininae Institellinae Rhamnariinae

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Type: Aulosteges

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of Afghanistan (3 collections), Armenia (13), Australia (179), Azerbaijan (15), Cambodia (8), Canada (1: British Columbia), China (164), Croatia (2), Guatemala (1), India (5), Indonesia (2), Iran (13), Italy (3), Japan (19), Laos (1), Malaysia (6), Mexico (1), Nepal (42), New Zealand (3), Oman (8), Pakistan (32), the Russian Federation (46), Slovenia (1), Tajikistan (5), Thailand (20), Turkey (1), Ukraine (4), the United Kingdom (7), United States (507: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Wyoming), Venezuela (4)

• Carboniferous of China (2), Iran (3), Mexico (1), the United Kingdom (15), United States (10: Texas)

Total: 1147 collections including 1741 occurrences

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