Orthis (Platystrophia) laticosta James 1871 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Platystrophiidae

Alternative combination: Orthis laticosta

Full reference: U. P. James. 1871. Catalogue of the Lower Silurian fossils, Cincinnati Group 1-14

Belongs to Orthis (Platystrophia) according to F. B. Meek 1873

See also Alberstadt 1979, Foerste 1909, James 1871 and Zuykov and Harper 2007

Sister taxa: Orthis (Platystrophia) cypha, 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 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

Subtaxa: Orthis (Platystrophia) laticosta profundosulcata

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Orthis (Platystrophia) laticosta in the database

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