†family Pseudodielasmatidae Cooper and Grant 1976 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Terebratulida - Pseudodielasmatidae

Full reference: G. A. Cooper and R. E. Grant. 1976. Permian Brachiopods of west Texas, V. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 24:2609-3159

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

See also Chen and Shi 2006

Sister taxa: Adygellopsis, Angustothyrididae, Antzeilleridae, Athyrorhynchia, Beecheriidae, Dielasmatidae, Gillediidae, Heterelasminidae, Juvavellidae, Paradygella, Proanadyrella, Pseudoharttina, Pseudopygoides, Thyratryaria, Zugmayeriidae

Subtaxa: Fredericksolasma Levenolasma Marinurnula Oligothyrina Pleurelasma Pseudodielasma Pseudolowenstamia

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Type: Pseudodielasma

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of Afghanistan (1 collection), Armenia (2), Australia (22), China (21), Guatemala (1), Iran (2), Italy (1), Kyrgyzstan (1), New Zealand (6), Pakistan (36), the Russian Federation (12), Tajikistan (11), Ukraine (1), United States (48: Alaska, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas), Venezuela (2)

• Carboniferous of United States (1: New Mexico)

Total: 168 collections including 218 occurrences

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