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†family Aulostegidae Muir-Wood and Cooper 1960 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Productida

PaleoDB taxon number: 81188

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: Aulostegoidea according to A. Williams et al. 2000

Sister taxa: Cooperinidae, Scacchinellidae, Tschernyschewiidae

Subtaxa: Agelesiinae, Aulosteginae, Chonosteginae, Ctenalosiinae, Echinosteginae, Edriosteginae, Gondolininae, Institellinae, Rhamnariinae

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Type: Aulosteges

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder