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Composita Brown 1849 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Athyridida - Athyrididae

PaleoDB taxon number: 29181

Alternative spelling: Athyris (Composita)

Parent taxon: Spirigerellinae according to A. Williams et al. 2002

Sister taxa: Araxathyris, Cardiothyris, Densalvus, Gruntea, Iniathyris, Nordathyris, Planalvus, Posicomta, Pseudopentagonia, Rectambitus, Septospirigerella, Spirigerella, Tongzithyris, Tulathyris, Uldziathyris

Subtaxa: Athyris (Composita) indosinensis, Athyris (Composita) semirostrata, Composita advena, Composita affinis, Composita apheles, Composita apsidata, Composita bamberi, Composita biforma, Composita bucculenta, Composita costata, Composita cracens, Composita crassa, Composita depressa, Composita discina, Composita elongata, Composita emarginata, Composita enormis, Composita girtyi, Composita grandis, Composita hapsida, Composita huagongensis, Composita idahoensis, Composita imbricata, Composita insulcata, Composita jogensis, Composita magnicarina, Composita mexicana, Composita minuscula, Composita mira, Composita misriensis, Composita nucella, Composita ovata, Composita parasulcata, Composita pilula, Composita plana, Composita prospera, Composita pyriformis, Composita quadrirotunda, Composita quantilla, Composita rotunda, Composita sigma, Composita stalagmium, Composita strongyle, Composita subcircularis, Composita subquadrata, Composita subtilita, Composita tareica, Composita tetralobata, Composita tobaensis, Composita trinuclea

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Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder