Barbarorthis Opik 1934 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Hesperorthidae

Full reference: A. Opik. 1934. Über Klitamboniten. Publications of the Geological Institution of the University of Tartu 39:1-240

Parent taxon: Hesperorthidae according to A. Williams et al. 2000

See also Oraspold 1959 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Dolerorthis, Flabellitesia, Hesperorthis, Lordorthis, Paradolerorthis, Ptychopleurella, Schizonema

Subtaxa: Barbarorthis foramenifera Barbarorthis foraminifera Barbarorthis laurentina Barbarorthis porkuniensis

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Type: Barbarorthis foraminifera

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Ordovician of Canada (18: Quebec collections), Estonia (8), Latvia (4), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 31 collections each including a single occurrence

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