†family Hyolithellidae Walcott 1886

Hyolithelminthida - Hyolithellidae

Full reference: C. D. Walcott. 1886. Second contribution to the studies on the Cambrian faunas of North America. United States Geological Survey Bulletin 30:1-365

Parent taxon: Hyolithelminthida according to P. Y. Parkhaev and Y. Demidenko 2010

See also Fisher 1962, Landing et al. 2008 and Skovsted 2006

Sister taxa: Beklemishevites, Byronia, Ivanovites, Koksuja, Phosphannulus, Sokolovites, Thorslundella, Torellellidae, Torellelloides

Subtaxa: Barella Hexagonellus Hyolithellus Pseudorthotheca

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Type: Hyolithellus

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Cambrian of Antarctica (1 collection), Australia (33), Canada (20: British Columbia, Labrador, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Quebec), China (53), France (1), Greenland (40), India (1), Iran (2), Italy (1), Kazakhstan (22), Kyrgyzstan (5), Mexico (2), Mongolia (4), Morocco (3), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (38), Sweden (11), the United Kingdom (8), United States (20: Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, Washington)

Total: 266 collections including 349 occurrences

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