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Bitrigonocardia diptera Salter 1851 (mollusk)

Rostroconchia - Conocardiida - Pseudobigaleaidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 83746

Alternative combinations: Conocardium dipterum, Conocardium dipterus, Hippocardia diptera, Pleurorhynchus diptera

Full reference: J. W. Salter. 1851. List of some of the Silurian fossils of Ayrshire. The Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 7(2):170-178

Belongs to Bitrigonocardia according to N. S. Rogalla and M. R. W. Amler 2006

Sister taxa: Bitrigonocardia dorsata, Bitrigonocardia elegantula, Bitrigonocardia isbergi, Bitrigonocardia lindstroemi, Bitrigonocardia reticulata

Type specimen: Its type locality is Chair of Kildare, eastern Ireland, which is in a Hirnantian reef, buildup or bioherm reef rocks/mudstone in the Kildare Limestone Formation of Ireland

Ecology: stationary semi-infaunal suspension feeder