†family Dolerorthidae Opik 1934 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Dolerorthidae

Alternative spelling: Dolerothidae

Full reference: A. Opik. 1934. Über Klitamboniten. Publications of the Geological Institution of the University of Tartu 39:1-240

Parent taxon: Orthacea according to W. I. Mitchell 1977

See also Bassett and Cocks 1974, Howe 1988, Macomber 1970, Potter 1990 and Wright 1964

Sister taxa: Anomalorthidae, Archaeorthidae, Bajanorthis, Bohemiellidae, Cathaysiorthidae, Glyptorthidae, Hesperonomiidae, Hesperorthidae, Lycophoriidae, Malinella, Nugnecella, Orthidae, Orthidiellidae, Ottadalenites, Plaesiomyidae, Poramborthidae, Productorthidae, Skenidioidae, Tarfayidae, Turarella, Whittardiidae, Zhejiangorthis, Altorthis, Dinorthidae

Subtaxa: Dolerorthinae Hesperorthinae

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Silurian of Australia (1 collection), Sweden (2), United States (2: Nevada, Utah)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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