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Cyclacantharia Cooper and Grant 1969 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Productida - Cyclacanthariidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 124179

Alternative spelling: Cyclantharia

Full reference: G. A. Cooper and R. E. Grant. 1969. New Permian brachiopods from west Texas. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 1:1-20

Parent taxon: Cyclacanthariinae according to A. Williams et al. 2000

Sister taxa: Collumatus, Gundaria, Sestropoma, Taphrosestria

Subtaxa: Cyclacantharia gigantea, Cyclacantharia kingorum, Cyclacantharia paucispinosa, Cyclacantharia robusta, Cyclacantharia transitoria

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Type: Cyclacantharia kingorum

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder