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Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Orthidae
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|G. A. Cooper 1956||Shell small for the genus, wider than long, subrectangular in outline; hinge narrower than the greatest shell width which is at the middle; sides nearly straight or very gently rounded ; anterior margin broadly rounded ; surface marked by 34 to 40 elevated and narrowly rounded costae separated by spaces equal to or slightly wider than the costae ; costae appearing in 2 generations, one at the beak and the other on the anterior slope of the umbo.
Pedicle valve strongly convex in lateral profile ; greatest depth at about the middle; anterior profile swollen in the middle and with moderately long and gently convex, fairly steep, lateral slopes. Umbo swollen and beak incurved ; median region inflated to form an inconspicuous fold ; anterior slope steep ; lateral slopes gently inflated ; umbonal slopes steep. Interarea moderately long, apsacline. Interior with small teeth, short, thick dental plates ; umbonal cavities filled with shell material ; delthyrial cavity deep ; floor of muscle area slightly thickened anteriorly ; vascula media and median ridge not developed.
Brachial valve gently convex in lateral profile ; greatest depth located in the posterior third ; anterior profile broadly convex and gently indented in the median area ; sulcus originating at the umbo, widening to the anterior margin where it occupies slightly less than 2 mm, Flanks bounding sulcus gently inflated ; umbonal slopes short and fairly steep; posterolateral extremities somewhat flattened. Interior with narrow, shallow notothyrial cavity, but thickened notothyrial platform ; cardinal process a low ridge, not well developed ; median ridge poorly defined, extending to about the middle ; brachial process short and stout.
|A. Williams 1962||Subrectangular Orthambonites with a strongly convex pedicle valve over three-quarters as wide as long and a gently convex, sulcate brachial valve; costellate ornamentation consisting of about 32 angular ribs numbering 2 or 3 per millimetre antero-medianly and including 15 costae and one generation of costellae arising externally and internally on the pedicle valve; ventral muscle-scar subquadrate, about one-quarter the length of the valve.|