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†subfamily Institellinae Muir-Wood and Cooper 1960 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Productida - Aulostegidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 124171

Synonyms: Costellariinae Muir-Wood and Cooper 1960 (no. 278993), Licharewiconchidae Kotlyar et al. 2004 (no. 81168), Sinuatellidae Muir-Wood and Cooper 1960 (no. 278997)

Full reference: H. Muir-Wood and G. A. Cooper. 1960. Morphology, classification and life habits of the Productoidea (Brachiopoda). Geological Society of America Memoir 81:1-447

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

Sister taxa: Agelesiinae, Aulosteginae, Chonosteginae, Ctenalosiinae, Echinosteginae, Edriosteginae, Gondolininae, Rhamnariinae

Subtaxa: Costellarina, Craspedona, Glyptosteges, Institella, Institina, Licharewiconcha, Polymorpharia, Retroplexus, Rugicostella, Sinuatella

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Type: Institella

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder