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Rafinesquina delicata Williams 1974 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Strophomenida - Rafinesquinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 352700

Full reference: A. Williams. 1974. Ordovician Brachiopoda from the Shelve District, Shropshire. Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History (Geology), Supplement 11 1-158

Belongs to Rafinesquina according to R. Zhan et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Rafinesquina (Playfairia), Rafinesquina (Rafinesquina), Rafinesquina alternata, Rafinesquina declivis, Rafinesquina deltoidea, Rafinesquina insidiosa, Rafinesquina jeffersonensis, Rafinesquina latisculptilis, Rafinesquina lignani, Rafinesquina mesicosta, Rafinesquina mucronata, Rafinesquina nasuta, Rafinesquina planulata, Rafinesquina ponderosa, Rafinesquina pseudoloricata, Rafinesquina relicua, Rafinesquina stropheodontoides, Rafinesquina trentonensis, Rafinesquina ultrix, Rafinesquina urbicola

Type specimen: (BB 35558a, b), a valve (External and internal moulds of brachial valve)

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): External and internal moulds of brachial valve 12.5 x 17.0, valve 11.5 x 13.6