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Loxophragmus Cooper and Grant 1974 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Productida - Lyttoniidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 27595

Synonym: Palaeoldhamina Liang 1982 (taxon 27724)

Full reference: G. A. Cooper and R. E. Grant. 1974. Permian brachiopods of West Texas, II. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 15:233-793

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

Sister taxa: Cardinocrania, Collemataria, Coscinophora, Eolyttonia, Gubleria, Keyserlingina, Leptodus, Matanoleptodus, Oldhamina, Oldhaminella, Pararigbyella, Petasmaia, Pirgulia

Subtaxa: Juxoldhamina imparilisa, Juxoldhamina spicula, Loxophragmus ellipticus, Loxophragmus kuzishanensis

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Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder