Lecanospira Butts 1926 (snail)

Gastropoda - Euomphalina - Ophiletidae

Synonyms: Barnesella Bridge and Cloud 1947, Burnesella Bridge and Cloud 1947, Lecanospira (Barnesella) Bridge and Cloud 1947

Full reference: C. Butts. 1926. The Paleozoic rocks. Geological Survey Alabama, Special Report 14:41-230

Parent taxon: Ophiletidae according to P. J. Wagner 1999

See also Knight et al. 1960, Kobayashi 1955, Linsley and Kier 1984, Morris and Cleevely 1981 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Asgardaspira, Ecculiomphalinae, Ecculiomphalus, Lytospira, Malayaspira, Ophileta, Ozarkina, Rossospira

Subtaxa: Lecanospira biconcava Lecanospira carinata Lecanospira compacta Lecanospira conferta Lecanospira depressa Lecanospira lecanospiroides Lecanospira nerine Lecanospira perplana Lecanospira sanctisabae Lecanospira soluta Lecanospira tasmanensis Lecanospira transitionis Lecanospira transversocordatus

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Type: Ophileta compacta

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Ordovician of Australia (1 collection), Canada (9: Alberta, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador), China (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (24: Alaska, Georgia, Missouri, Montana, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont)

• Chazy of Canada (1: Quebec)

• Arenig of Bolivia (1), United States (1: Montana)

• Cassinian of Canada (1: Quebec), United States (1: Minnesota)

• Arenigian of United States (3: Utah, Virginia)

• Canadian of United States (1: Maryland)

• Jeffersonian of United States (4: Texas)

Total: 49 collections including 52 occurrences

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