Licharewia phalaena Dana 1849 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferinida - Licharewiidae

Alternative combination: Spirifer phalaena

Full reference: J. D. Dana. 1849. Appendix I. Descriptions of Fossils. 1. Fossils of New South Wales. United States Exploring Expedition During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1842, 1842 Under the Command of Charles Wilkes, U.S.N. Atlas: Geology 681-720

Belongs to Licharewia according to J. B. Waterhouse 1968

See also Dana 1849

Sister taxa: Licharewia angustiplicata, Licharewia curvirostris, Licharewia grewingki, Licharewia multiplicata, Licharewia neosibirica, Licharewia rugulata, Licharewia schrenki, Licharewia stuckenbergi, Licharewia tsaregradskyi, Licharewia tumida, Licharewia voengaensis, Licharewia yichunensis

Type specimen: BMNH BM 8588. Its type locality is Eaglehawk Neck (Strzelecki coll), which is in a Wordian marine siliciclastic in the Malbina Formation of Australia.

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder


• Permian of Australia (2 collections), New Zealand (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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