Boreadorthis sheehani Cocks 2014 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Orthidae

Full reference: L. R. M. Cocks. 2014. The Late Ordovician brachiopods of southern Pembrokeshire and adjacent south-western Wales. Special Papers in Palaeontology 91:1-89

Belongs to Boreadorthis according to L. R. M. Cocks 2014

Sister taxa: Boreadorthis crassa, Boreadorthis recula, Boreadorthis sadewitzensis, Boreadorthis sadewitziensis

Type specimen: Sheehan 1987 pl. 1 f. 15-16, a valve (internal mould of dorsal valve). Its type locality is 74B20, which is in a Rawtheyan deep-water shale in the Fosses Formation of Belgium.

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Ordovician of Belgium (13 collections), the United Kingdom (8)

Total: 21 collections each including a single occurrence

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