Paralenorthis rgaitensis Nikitina 1985 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Orthidae

Alternative combination: Orthambonites rgaitensis

Full reference: O. I. Nikitina. 1985. A new brachiopod association from the Middle Ordovician of Southern Kazakhstan. Paleontological Journal 1985(4):31-40

Belongs to Paralenorthis according to O. I. Nikitina et al. 2006

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

Type specimen: CNIGR 5/12093, a valve (Ventral valve). Its type locality is Near Talapta winter quarters, on Rgyata-Agalatas rivers interfluve, Kendyktas Mt, which is in a Llandeilo carbonate sandstone/siltstone in the Rgaity Formation of Kazakhstan.

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Ordovician of Kazakhstan (11 collections)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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