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Rugia tegulata Surlyk 1970 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Terebratulida - Chlidonophoridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 298258

Full reference: F. Surlyk. 1970. Two New Brachiopods form the Danish White Chalk (Maastrichtian). Bulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark 20:152-161

Belongs to Rugia according to M. B. Johansen and F. Surlyk 1990

Sister taxa: Rugia acutirostris, Rugia curvirostris, Rugia spinicostata, Rugia spinosa, Rugia tenuicostata

Type specimen: MMH no. 11017. Its type locality is Lindholm chalk pit (Sample 8), which is in a Maastrichtian carbonate chalk in the Danish White Chalk Formation of Denmark.

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): 2.20 x 1.78, shell 1.78 x 1.34