Paralenorthis minusculus Phleger, Jr. 1933 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Orthidae

Alternative combinations: Orthambonites minisculus, Orthambonites minusculus, Orthis minusculus

Full reference: F. B. Phleger, Jr. 1933. Notes on certain Ordovician faunas of the Inyo Mountains, California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 32(1):1-21

Belongs to Paralenorthis according to V. Jaanusson and M. G. Bassett 1993

See also Berry et al. 1979, Cooper 1956, Greife and Langenheim 1963, Phleger 1933 and Ross 1970

Sister taxa: Paralenorthis alabamensis, Paralenorthis alata, Paralenorthis buttsi, Paralenorthis carlottoi, Paralenorthis costata, Paralenorthis estenaensis, Paralenorthis immitatrix, Paralenorthis lolae, Paralenorthis luritjaorum, Paralenorthis marshalli, Paralenorthis mollesensis, Paralenorthis orbicularis, Paralenorthis panderania, Paralenorthis proava, Paralenorthis rgaitensis, Paralenorthis riojanus, Paralenorthis robustus, Paralenorthis semnanensis, Paralenorthis serica, Paralenorthis suriensis

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Whiterockian of United States (10: California, Nevada collections)

• Ordovician of United States (7: California, Nevada)

Total: 17 collections each including a single occurrence

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