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Rugia spinosa Surlyk 1970 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Terebratulida - Chlidonophoridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 298259

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 tegulata, Rugia tenuicostata

Type specimen: MMH no. 11018. Its type locality is Gedser lighthouse, which is in a Maastrichtian marine horizon in Denmark.

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell 1.14 x 0.94