Platystrophia biforatus Schlotheim 1820 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Platystrophiidae

Alternative combinations: Platystrophia biforata, Terebratulites biforatus

Belongs to Platystrophia according to R. Li and P. Copper 2006

See also Bassett and Cocks 1974 and Zuykov 1999

Sister taxa: Orthis (Platystrophia) cypha, Orthis (Platystrophia) laticosta, Platystrophia acutilirata, Platystrophia amoena, Platystrophia annieana, Platystrophia anomala, Platystrophia baltica, Platystrophia caelata, Platystrophia chama, Platystrophia clarksvillensis, Platystrophia colbiensis, Platystrophia costata, Platystrophia costatus, Platystrophia crassoplicata, Platystrophia cypha, 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:

• Silurian of Sweden (4 collections), United States (23: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, New York, Wisconsin)

• Ordovician of Lithuania (1), United States (1: Minnesota)

Total: 29 collections each including a single occurrence

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