Multicostella platys Billings 1859 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Plaesiomyidae

Alternative combinations: Dinorthis platys, Orthis platys, Plaesiomys platys

Belongs to Multicostella according to G. A. Cooper 1956

See also Billings 1859 and Schuchert 1897

Sister taxon: Multicostella plena

Type specimen: G.S.C1034, a shell.

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Ordovician of United States (20: Virginia collections)

• Chazy of Canada (7: Ontario, Quebec), United States (45: New York)

Total: 72 collections each including a single occurrence

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