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Hercothyris Cooper 1979 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Terebratulida

PaleoDB taxon number: 30234

Full reference: G. A. Cooper. 1979. Tertiary and Cretaceous Brachiopods from Cuba and the Caribbean. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 37:1-45

Parent taxon: Terebratellidina according to A. Williams et al. 2007

Sister taxa: Antigoniarcula, Bouchardioidea, Eogryphus, Gwyniella, Kingenoidea, Kraussinoidea, Kurakithyris, Laqueoidea, Leptothyrellopsis, Lutetiarcula, Magas, Megathyridoidea, Miogryphus, Mosaethyrididae, Platidioidea, Praeneothyris, Rhynchora, Rhynchorina, Terebratelloidea, Tiaretithyris, Timacella, Xinjiangthyris, Yabeithyris, Yuezhuella, Zeillerioidea, Zhidothyris

Subtaxa: Hercothyris borroi, Hercothyris semiradiata

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Type: Hercothyris borroi

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder