Rhopalocoelia kalpinensis Liu et al. 2003 (demosponge)

Demospongea - Lithistida - Anthaspidellidae

Full reference: B. Liu, J. K. Rigby, and Z. Zhu. 2003. Middle Ordovician lithistid sponges from the Bachu-Kalpin area, Xinjiang, northwestern China. Journal of Paleontology 77(3):430-441

Belongs to Rhopalocoelia according to B. Liu et al. 2003

Sister taxa: Rhopalocoelia bachuensis, Rhopalocoelia clarkii, Rhopalocoelia rama

Type specimen: Its type locality is Kalpin area, which is in a Darriwilian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the Dawangou Formation of China

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Kalpin area

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