Family Pygopidae Boulenger 1884 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Terebratulida - Pygopidae

Parent taxon: Dyscolioidea according to A. Williams et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Carinatothyris, Dyscoliidae, Nucleatidae, Papodina

Subtaxa: none

Type: Pygope

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Austria (2 collections), the Czech Republic (22), France (1), Greenland (2), Hungary (1), Poland (12), Slovakia (2), Spain (1), Ukraine (1)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of Poland (9)

• Jurassic of Austria (2), Azerbaijan (1), Bulgaria (1), France (1), Greece (1), Greenland (1), Hungary (71), Italy (1), Poland (17), Slovakia (1)

Total: 150 collections including 195 occurrences

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