Hesperorthis onniensis Whittard and Barker 1950 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Hesperorthidae

Full reference: W. F. Whittard and G. H. Barker. 1950. The Upper Valentian brachiopod fauna of Shropshire, part 1: Inarticulata: Articulata, Protremata, Orthoidea. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 12th Series 3(31):553-590

Belongs to Hesperorthis according to W. F. Whittard and G. H. Barker 1950

Sister taxa: Hesperorthis australis, Hesperorthis avalanchensis, Hesperorthis barbata, Hesperorthis benjaminensis, Hesperorthis costalis, Hesperorthis craigensis, Hesperorthis davidsoni, Hesperorthis gotlandica, Hesperorthis hillistensis, Hesperorthis ignicula, Hesperorthis leinsterensis, Hesperorthis longirostroides, Hesperorthis martinssoni, Hesperorthis mucronata, Hesperorthis pyramidalis, Hesperorthis rae, Hesperorthis tricenaria

Type specimen: Its type locality is Shropshire, Purple Shale, which is in a Telychian marine shale/limestone in the Purple Shale Formation of the United Kingdom

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Silurian of the United Kingdom (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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