Craniops Hall 1859 (lamp shell)

Craniata - Craniopsida - Craniopsidae

Parent taxon: Craniopsidae according to A. Williams et al. 2000

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Discinopsis, Lingulapholis, Paracraniops, Pseudopholidops, Wrightiops

Subtaxa: Craniops pristina Craniops subtruncata

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Osagean of Canada (1: Alberta collection)

• Devonian of Argentina (1), Australia (5), Brazil (6), China (1), United States (31: Indiana, New York, Pennsylvania)

• Silurian of Australia (2), Brazil (1), Canada (7: Ontario, Québec), China (1), the Czech Republic (3), Estonia (3), Ireland (1), Lithuania (17), Mexico (5), Sweden (5), the United Kingdom (48), United States (15: Illinois, Indiana, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee)

• Ordovician of Canada (8: Ontario, Quebec), the United Kingdom (1), United States (43: Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia)

Total: 205 collections each including a single occurrence

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