Orthospirifer (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferida - Spinocyrtiidae

Parent taxon: Spinocyrtiidae according to A. Williams et al. 2006

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Acutoria, Alatiformia, Carpinaria, Duryeella, Eosyringothyris, Mediospirifer, Platyrachella, Spinocyrtia, Subcuspidella

Subtaxa: Orthospirifer mesastrialis

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Devonian of Afghanistan (3 collections), Canada (1: Ontario), France (1), United States (123: Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, New York, Wisconsin), Venezuela (2)

• Silurian of Canada (1: Nunavut)

Total: 131 collections including 136 occurrences

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