Rafinesquina alternata Conrad 1838 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Strophomenida - Rafinesquinidae

Alternative combinations: Leptaena alternata, Strophomena alternata

Full reference: T. A. Conrad. 1838. Report on the palaeontological department of the survey. New York Geological Survey, Annual Report 2:107-119

Belongs to Rafinesquina according to L. R. Cocks 2010

See also Cooper 1956, Dewing 1999, Hall 1847 and Salmon 1942

Sister taxa: Rafinesquina (Playfairia), Rafinesquina (Rafinesquina), Rafinesquina declivis, Rafinesquina delicata, Rafinesquina deltoidea, Rafinesquina insidiosa, Rafinesquina jeffersonensis, Rafinesquina latisculptilis, Rafinesquina lignani, Rafinesquina mesicosta, Rafinesquina mucronata, Rafinesquina nasuta, Rafinesquina percensis, Rafinesquina planulata, Rafinesquina ponderosa, Rafinesquina pseudoloricata, Rafinesquina relicua, Rafinesquina stropheodontoides, Rafinesquina trentonensis, Rafinesquina ultrix, Rafinesquina urbicola

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Ordovician of Canada (41: Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec collections), North Korea (1), United States (714: Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania and Virginia, Tennessee, Virginia)

• Chazy of Canada (3: Quebec), United States (23: New York)

Total: 782 collections including 783 occurrences

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