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Furcirhynchia melvillei Ager 1958 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Rhynchonellida - Rhynchonellidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 300190

Full reference: D. V. Ager. 1958. A Monograph of the British Liassic Rhynchonellidae, Part II 51-84

Belongs to Furcirhynchia according to D. V. Ager 1958

Sister taxa: Furcirhynchia cotteswoldiae, Furcirhynchia emmrichi, Furcirhynchia furcata, Furcirhynchia furcillata, Furcirhynchia ilminsterensis, Furcirhynchia striata, Furcirhynchia trechmanni, Furcirhynchia ururoaensis

Type specimen: GSM 28643, a shell. Its type locality is Quarry between Shipton Gorge and Bothenhampton, which is in a Spinatum carbonate limestone in the Marlstone Rock Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell 18.7 x 34.5