Aporthophyla tianjingshanensis Fu 1982 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Strophomenida - Taffiidae

Belongs to Aporthophyla according to J. R. Laurie and C. Burrett 1992

Sister taxa: Aporthophyla aurora, Aporthophyla kasachstanica, Aporthophyla perelegans, Aporthophyla stoermeri, Aporthophyla typa

Type specimen: Its type locality is Tianjingshan, which is in a Fennian carbonate limestone in the Tianjingshan Formation of China

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Ordovician of China (1 collection), Malaysia (4)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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