Liospira Ulrich and Scofield 1897 (snail)

Gastropoda - Murchisoniina - Eotomariidae

Full reference: E. O. Ulrich and W. H. Scofield. 1897. The Lower Silurian Gastropoda of Minnesota. The Paleontology of Minnesota 39(2):813-1081

Parent taxon: Liospirinae according to J. B. Knight et al. 1960

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Ulrich and Scofield 1897

Sister taxa: Denayella, Pseudocryptaenia, Pseudocryptaulina

Subtaxa: Liospira aequalis Liospira affinis Liospira americana Liospira angustata Liospira biconvexa Liospira cornovica Liospira decipens Liospira depressum Liospira equilis Liospira lenticularis Liospira micula Liospira modesta Liospira numismale Liospira obtusa Liospira peneplana Liospira perdepressa Liospira persimilis Liospira progne Liospira robertsi Liospira rossica Liospira shohakuensis Liospira simulans Liospira stevensoni Liospira striatula Liospira subconcava Liospira taihakuensis Liospira uriconiensis Liospira vitruvia Liospira wesenbergense

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Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Devonian of the Czech Republic (1 collection), Poland (1), United States (1: New York)

• Silurian of Canada (7: Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario), China (2), the Czech Republic (1), Greenland (4), the United Kingdom (15), United States (4: Ohio)

• Ordovician of Canada (60: British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Québec), China (1), Estonia (10), Greenland (1), North Korea (2), Norway (3), the United Kingdom (6), United States (157: Alaska, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin)

• Chazy of Canada (1: Quebec)

• Llandeilo of China (2), South Korea (1)

• Arenig of China (1)

Total: 281 collections including 367 occurrences

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