Skenidioides Schuchert and Cooper 1931 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Protorthida - Skenidiidae

Parent taxon: Skenidiidae according to M. Rubel 2011

See also Bassett and Cocks 1974, Benedetto 2003, Jin and Chatterton 1997, Mitchell 1977, Sepkoski 2002, Williams et al. 2000 and Wright 1964

Sister taxa: Crossiskenidium, Protoskenidioides, Replicoskenidioides, Skenidium, Tropidothyris

Subtaxa: Skenidioides acutum Skenidioides asteroidea Skenidioides billingsi Skenidioides costatus Skenidioides craigensis Skenidioides elongatus Skenidioides greenhoughi Skenidioides hymiri Skenidioides kayseri Skenidioides lewisii Skenidioides multifarius Skenidioides operosa Skenidioides paucicostatus Skenidioides petrasi Skenidioides scoliodus Skenidioides woodlandiensis

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Type: Skenidioides billingsi

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Devonian of Australia (5 collections), Canada (30: British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon, Yukon Territory), China (1), the Czech Republic (7), Italy (1), Morocco (2), Poland (7), Ukraine (3), United States (2: Nevada)

• Silurian to Devonian of Poland (1)

• Silurian of Australia (3), Belarus (3), Canada (28: New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Québec, Yukon, Yukon Territory), China (5), the Czech Republic (6), Estonia (34), Iran (1), Lithuania (25), Mexico (1), Norway (24), the Russian Federation (1), Sweden (6), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (97), United States (34: California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Wisconsin), Venezuela (1)

• Niagaran of Canada (2: Québec)

• Ordovician to Silurian of Norway (1)

• Ordovician of Australia (4), Belgium (9), Canada (12: Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Québec), China (16), Estonia (11), Ireland (8), Italy (1), Kazakhstan (4), Latvia (1), Lithuania (4), Myanmar (1), Norway (11), the Russian Federation (2), Sweden (5), Turkey (1), the United Kingdom (52), United States (55: Alaska, California, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin)

• Llandeilo of the United Kingdom (4), United States (1: California)

• Chazy of United States (1: Alabama)

• Whiterockian of United States (4: Nevada)

• Arenig of Argentina (2), China (2), the United Kingdom (1)

• Arenigian of Argentina (3)

Total: 547 collections including 566 occurrences

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