Rhynchopora magna Cooper 1957 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Rhynchonellida - Rhynchoporidae

Full reference: G. A. Cooper. 1957. Permian brachiopods from central Oregon. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Contributions 134(12):1-79

Belongs to Rhynchopora according to G. R. Shi and J.B. Waterhouse 1996

See also Bamber and Waterhouse 1971 and Cooper 1957

Sister taxa: Rhynchopora abnormalis, Rhynchopora angulatiplicata, Rhynchopora arctica, Rhynchopora australasica, Rhynchopora bicostata, Rhynchopora complanata, Rhynchopora culta, Rhynchopora depressa, Rhynchopora dossena, Rhynchopora geinitziana, Rhynchopora grandirostris, Rhynchopora guadalupensis, Rhynchopora hebetata, Rhynchopora illinoisensis, Rhynchopora inconstantis, Rhynchopora kochi, Rhynchopora lobjaensis, Rhynchopora magnicosta, Rhynchopora matsumotoi, Rhynchopora molina, Rhynchopora nikitini, Rhynchopora palumbula, Rhynchopora patula, Rhynchopora relegata, Rhynchopora sansabensis, Rhynchopora scorsa, Rhynchopora solonensis, Rhynchopora sphenoides, Rhynchopora subtrigonalis, Rhynchopora taylori, Rhynchopora tchernyshae, Rhynchopora tenera, Rhynchopora tenuicostata, Rhynchopora tripartita, Rhynchopora variabilis, Rhynchopora wynnei, Rhynchopora zaljakensis

Type specimen: USNM 125293, a shell (Articulated shell). Its type locality is UO 2202-2, "Triangulation Hill", Grindstone-Twelvemile Creek area, which is in a Kungurian marine limestone/sandstone in the Coyote Butte Formation of Oregon.

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of Canada (13: British Columbia, Yukon collections), United States (19: Oregon)

Total: 32 collections each including a single occurrence

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