†family Elythidae Fredericks 1924 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferida - Elythidae

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

See also Shen et al. 2003

Sister taxa: Reticulariidae, Thomasariidae, Xenomartiniidae

Subtaxa: Anomaloriinae Elythinae Martinothyridinae Phricodothyridinae Squamularia Toryniferinae Zhinania

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Type: Elita

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of Afghanistan (3 collections), Armenia (9), Australia (40), Austria (2), Azerbaijan (16), Bolivia (26), Canada (12: Nunavut, Yukon), China (257), Croatia (2), East Timor (2), Greece (1), India (1), Indonesia (2), Iran (70), Italy (8), Japan (15), Malaysia (7), Mongolia (3), Nepal (11), New Zealand (2), Oman (5), Pakistan (72), Peru (4), the Russian Federation (39), Slovenia (2), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (1), Tajikistan (2), Thailand (20), Tunisia (26), Turkey (17), Ukraine (6), United States (291: Alaska, Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, Utah), Venezuela (3)

• Virgilian of United States (17: Illinois, New Mexico, Texas)

• Desmoinesian of United States (68: Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah)

• Pennsylvanian of China (1), United States (4: Alaska, Utah)

• Namurian of Argentina (1), Australia (2)

• Chesterian of United States (16: Arkansas, Montana, Oklahoma, Wyoming)

• Osagean of Canada (2: Northwest Territories), Mexico (2), United States (10: Indiana, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Virginia)

• Carboniferous of Australia (52), Bolivia (4), Brazil (1), Canada (23: Alberta, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon), China (7), Ireland (3), Libya (2), Malaysia (1), Peru (1), the Russian Federation (1), South Korea (1), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (20), United States (135: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa/Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah)

• Mississippian of Canada (1: Northwest Territories), United States (7: Alaska, California, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, California)

• Devonian of Afghanistan (1), Canada (9: Alberta, Northwest Territories, Ontario), China (3), Colombia (20), Germany (7), the Russian Federation (2), the United Kingdom (2), United States (169: Arizona, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin), Venezuela (2)

• Silurian to Devonian of Pakistan (1)

Total: 1576 collections including 1848 occurrences

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