Platystrophia cypha James 1874 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Platystrophiidae

Full reference: U. P. James. 1874. Descriptions of new species of Brachiopoda, from the Lower Silurian formation, Cincinnati Group. The Cincinnati Quarterly Journal of Science 1:333-335

Belongs to Platystrophia according to L. P. Alberstadt 1979

Sister taxa: Orthis (Platystrophia) cypha, Orthis (Platystrophia) laticosta, Platystrophia acutilirata, Platystrophia amoena, Platystrophia annieana, Platystrophia anomala, Platystrophia baltica, Platystrophia biforatus, Platystrophia caelata, Platystrophia chama, Platystrophia clarksvillensis, Platystrophia colbiensis, Platystrophia costata, Platystrophia costatus, Platystrophia crassoplicata, Platystrophia dentata, Platystrophia elegantula, Platystrophia extensa, Platystrophia hongueda, Platystrophia hopensis, Platystrophia humilis, Platystrophia laticosta, Platystrophia lutkevichi, Platystrophia lynx, Platystrophia orbiculata, Platystrophia pogrebovi, Platystrophia ponderosa, Platystrophia profundosulcata, Platystrophia putilovensis, Platystrophia quadriplicata, Platystrophia saxbyensis, Platystrophia scotica, Platystrophia tramorensis, Platystrophia trentonensis

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Ordovician of United States (41: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee collections)

Total: 41 collections each including a single occurrence

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