Rhipidium Schuchert and Cooper 1931 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Pentamerida - Pentameridae

Parent taxon: Pentameridae according to A. Williams et al. 2002

See also Bassett and Cocks 1974 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Bisulcata, Brooksina, Capelliniella, Eokirkidium, Eopentamerus, Harpidium, Jolvia, Kirkidium, Lissocoelina, Nanukidium, Pentamerifera, Pentamerinae, Pentameroides, Pentameroidinae, Pentamerus, Stenopentamerus, Twenhofelia

Subtaxa: Rhipidium (Ectorhipidium) Rhipidium (Pararhipidium) Rhipidium knappi Rhipidium tenuistriatum

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Type: Pentamerus knappi

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Silurian of Australia (2 collections), Canada (11: Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario), the Czech Republic (1), the Russian Federation (2), Sweden (3), United States (3: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa)

Total: 22 collections each including a single occurrence

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