Dicoelosia biloba Linnaeus 1758 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Dicoelosiidae

Alternative combinations: Anomia biloba, Spirifer biloba, Spirifer bilobus

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Dicoelosia according to B. Huang et al. 2013

See also Bassett and Cocks 1974, Davidson 1869, Hall 1852, Jin and Chatterton 1997, Linnaeus 1758, Mitchell 1977 and Wright 1968

Sister taxa: Dicaelosia johnsoni, Dicaelosia oklahomenesis, Dicoelosia alticavata, Dicoelosia anticipata, Dicoelosia baltica, 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

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Devonian of the Russian Federation (4 collections)

• Jaani of Estonia (6), Lithuania (6)

• Silurian of Belarus (1), Canada (3: British Columbia, Québec), the Czech Republic (3), Estonia (6), Lithuania (24), Sweden (9), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (6), United States (25: Nevada, New York, Wisconsin)

Total: 94 collections each including a single occurrence

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