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Phylum Brachiopoda Cuvier 1805 (lamp shell)

Lophophorata

PaleoDB taxon number: 26322

Invalid subtaxa: Ancylopoda Gray 1848 [invalid subgroup] (no. 123647), Arthropomata Owen 1858 [invalid subgroup] (no. 123637), Articulata Huxley 1869 [invalid subgroup] (no. 26647), Ecardines Bronn 1862 [invalid subgroup] (no. 123641), Helictopoda Gray 1848 [invalid subgroup] (no. 123648), Inarticulata Huxley 1869 [invalid subgroup] (no. 26587), Lyopomata Owen 1858 [invalid subgroup] (no. 123634), Testicardines Bronn 1862 [invalid subgroup] (no. 123642)

Parent taxon: Lophophorata according to M. P. Nesnidal et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Ectoprocta, Hyolitha, Phlogites, Phoronida, Tentaculitida

Subtaxa: Acanthotretella, Agastapleura, Biarea, Clitambonoidea, Cornwallia, Craniiformea, Dallinacea, Dirinus, Disciniformea, Eccentrotheca, Ernogia, Iphidella, Jilinia, Larium, Lathamella, Linguliformea, Longtancunella, Manosia, Mickwitziidae, Nekvasilovella, Neogypidula, Oymurania, Pholidops, Plectorhynchonella, Pomatospirella, Punctospiracea, Pygocaulia, Reflexia, Rhynchoferella, Rhynchonelliformea, Rictia, Socraticum, Spondylobolus, Surindia, Tegulella, Tommotiida, Venezuelia, Virbium, Yeosinella, Yongjia

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Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder