Tropidoleptus (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Tropidoleptidae

Parent taxon: Tropidoleptidae according to A. Williams et al. 2007

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Tropidoleptus carinatus Tropidoleptus platys

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Type: Strophomena carinatus

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder


• Devonian of Australia (1 collection), Bolivia (7), Brazil (8), Canada (1: Nova Scotia), Chile (1), Colombia (11), the Czech Republic (1), Germany (5), Libya (10), Mauritania (3), South Africa (3), Spain (1), United States (388: Indiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia), Venezuela (6)

Total: 446 collections each including a single occurrence

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