Protatrypa Boucot et al. 1964 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Atrypida

Full reference: A. J. Boucot, J. G. Johnson, and R. D. Staton. 1964. On Some Atrypoid, Retzioid, and Athyridoid Brachiopoda. Journal of Paleontology 38(5):805-822

Parent taxon: Protatrypinae according to B. G. Baarli et al. 2022

See also Boucot and Johnson 1964, Boucot et al. 1964, Sepkoski 2002 and Williams et al. 2002

Sister taxa: Dihelictera, Eiratrypa, Nottina, Procarinatina, Zygospiraella

Subtaxa: Protatrypa malmoeyensis Protatrypa thorslundi

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Silurian of Canada (6: New Brunswick, Quebec, Québec collections), China (4), Norway (34), the Russian Federation (12), Sweden (1), the United Kingdom (6), United States (2: Indiana, Iowa)

• Ordovician to Silurian of Norway (1), United States (1: Illinois)

• Ordovician of Norway (2), Turkey (1)

Total: 70 collections including 73 occurrences

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