Megamyonia unicostata Meek and Worthen 1868 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Strophomenida - Strophomenidae

Alternative combinations: Leptaena unicostata, Rafinesquina unicostata, Strophomena unicostata

Full reference: F. B. Meek and A. H. Worthen. 1868. Part II. Palaeontology. Geological Survey of Illinois 3:291-565

Belongs to Megamyonia according to J. K. Pope 1976

See also Hall and Clarke 1892, Meek and Worthen 1868, Wang 1949 and Whiteaves 1897

Sister taxa: Megamyonia arethusa, Megamyonia breviuscula, Megamyonia gracilis, Megamyonia knighti, Megamyonia mankini, Megamyonia nitens, Megamyonia vaurealensis

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Ordovician of Canada (4: Manitoba, Northwest Territories collections), United States (9: Illinois, Iowa, Iowa, Minnesota, Tennessee)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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