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Dicoelosia alticavata

Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Dicoelosiidae

Bilobites alticavatus was named by Whittard and Barker (1950). Its type specimen is GSM 82551, a valve (conjoined valves), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Shropshire, Purple Shale, which is in a Telychian marine shale/limestone in the Purple Shale Formation of the United Kingdom.

It was recombined as Dicoelosia alticavata by Wright (1968), Boucot et al. (1988) and Baarli (1988).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1950Bilobites alticavatus Whittard and Barker p. 577 figs. pI. 8 f. 16-18
1968Dicoelosia alticavata Wright p. 311 figs. pI. 2 f. 11-15
1988Dicoelosia alticavata Baarli p. 1120 figs. pl. 97 f. 12, 16, 17
1988Dicoelosia alticavata Boucot et al. pp. 109 - 110 figs. Pl. 1, figs. 25-43

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EubilateriaAx 1987
PanbrachiopodaCarlson and Cohen 2020
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
subphylumRhynchonelliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
classRhynchonellataWilliams et al. 1996
orderOrthidaSchuchert and Cooper 1932
suborderDalmanellidinaMoore 1952
superfamilyDalmanelloideaSchuchert 1913
familyDicoelosiidaeCloud 1948

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Dicoelosia alticavata Whittard and Barker 1950
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No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: low Mg calcitep
Entire body: yesg
Adult length: 1.0 to < 10g
Adult width: 1.0 to < 10g
Adult height: 1.0 to < 10g
Thickness: intermediateg
Folds: minorg
Ribbing: minorg
Spines: noneg
Internal reinforcement: minorg
Environment: marineuc
Locomotion: stationaryo
Attached: yeso
Life habit: epifaunalo
Diet: suspension feedero
Vision: blindc
Created: 2009-03-06 07:08:25
Modified: 2009-03-06 09:08:25
Source: g = genus, o = order, c = class, p = phylum, uc = unranked clade
References: Aberhan et al. 2004, Nesnidal et al. 2013, Williams et al. 2000

Age range: base of the Telychian to the top of the Wenlock or 438.50000 to 427.40000 Ma

Collections (6 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Telychian438.5 - 433.4Norway (Sandvika) Dicoelosia alticavata (160115)
Telychian438.5 - 433.4United Kingdom (England) Bilobites alticavatus (type locality: 72417)
Telychian438.5 - 433.4United Kingdom Dicoelosia alticavata (163116)
Telychian438.5 - 433.4Norway Dicoelosia alticavata (14264 14265)
Wenlock433.4 - 427.4USA (California) Dicoelosia alticavata (226732)