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Sphenorhynchia plicatella Sowerby 1825 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Rhynchonellida - Prionorhynchiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 163929

Alternative combinations: Rhynchonella plicatella, Rhynchonella plicatilis, Terebratula plicatella

Belongs to Sphenorhynchia according to X. Shi and R. E. Grant 1993

Sister taxa: Sphenorhynchia angulata, Sphenorhynchia asymmetrica, Sphenorhynchia aviformis, Sphenorhynchia bugeysiaca, Sphenorhynchia ferryi, Sphenorhynchia glaronensis, Sphenorhynchia latereplanata, Sphenorhynchia matisconensis, Sphenorhynchia multicostata, Sphenorhynchia plicatelloides, Sphenorhynchia subplicata, Sphenorhynchia tatiensis, Sphenorhynchia theresiae, Sphenorhynchia varicostata, Sphenorhynchia zraigensis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Chideock (Sowerby coll.), which is in a Bajocian marine horizon in the United Kingdom

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell 29.3 x 30.2