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Spinifrons Stehli 1954 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Productida - Productidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 27979

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: Tolmatchoffiini according to A. Williams et al. 2000

Sister taxa: Acanthocosta, Brasilioproductus, Libys, Marginatia, Peniculauris, Piloricilla, Scissicosta, Squamaria, Tolmatchoffia, Tomilia, Tomiproductus, Umboanctus, Xinshaoproductus

Subtaxa: Spinifrons delicatula, Spinifrons grandicosta, Spinifrons magna, Spinifrons quadrata

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Type: Spinifrons quadratus

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder