Dicoelosia alticavata Whittard and Barker 1950 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Dicoelosiidae

Alternative combination: Bilobites alticavatus

Full reference: W. F. Whittard and G. H. Barker. 1950. The Upper Valentian brachiopod fauna of Shropshire, part 1: Inarticulata: Articulata, Protremata, Orthoidea. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 12th Series 3(31):553-590

Belongs to Dicoelosia according to B. G. Baarli 1988

See also Whittard and Barker 1950 and Wright 1968

Sister taxa: Dicaelosia oklahomenesis, Dicoelosia anticipata, Dicoelosia baltica, Dicoelosia biloba, Dicoelosia cathaysiensis, Dicoelosia diversifrons, Dicoelosia indenta, Dicoelosia inghami, Dicoelosia jonesridgensis, Dicoelosia lata, Dicoelosia osloensis, Dicoelosia paralata, Dicoelosia parvifrons, Dicoelosia simulata, Dicoelosia transversa, Dicoelosia varica, Dicoelosia verneuiliana

Type specimen: GSM 82551, a valve (conjoined valves). Its type locality is Shropshire, Purple Shale, which is in a Telychian marine shale/limestone in the Purple Shale Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Silurian of Norway (3 collections), the United Kingdom (2)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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