Apollonorthis bussacensis Sharpe 1853 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Plectorthidae

Alternative combination: Orthis bussacensis

Synonym: Apollonorthis lusitanica Mitchell 1974

Full reference: D. Sharpe. 1853. Descriptions of the new species of Zoophyta and Mollusca (appendix B to Ribeiro, Carlos, Carboniferous and Silurian formation of the neighborhood of Bussaco in Portugal). Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 9(1):143-158

Belongs to Apollonorthis according to M. Mélou et al. 1999

See also Mitchell 1974 and Sharpe 1853

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Apollonorthis bussacensis: Its type locality is Buçaco, Serra de Bussaco, which is in a Kralodvorian marine ironstone in the Porto de Santa Anna Formation of Portugal
  • Apollonorthis lusitanica: Its type locality is Marao, which is in an Oretanian coastal siltstone in the Brejo Fundeiro Formation of Portugal.

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Dobrotivian of Portugal (1 collection), Spain (4)

• Ordovician of Portugal (2)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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