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Altiplecus Stehli 1954 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferinida - Reticulariinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 29067

Full reference: F.G. Stehli. 1954. Lower Leonardian Brachiopoda of the Sierra Diablo. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 105(3):257-358

Parent taxon: Reticulariinidae according to A. Williams et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Gjelispinifera, Reticulariina, Spinuliplica

Subtaxa: Altiplecus argutus, Altiplecus cooperi, Altiplecus decipiens, Altiplecus deltosus, Altiplecus extensus, Altiplecus glebosus, Altiplecus mongolica, Altiplecus periosus, Altiplecus trapezoidalis, Altiplecus zhejiangensis

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Type: Altiplecus cooperi

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder