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Aphelesia Cooper 1959 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Rhynchonellida - Basiliolidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 28373

Full reference: G. A. Cooper. 1959. Genera of Tertiary and Recent rhynchonelloid brachiopods. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 130(5):1-90

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

Sister taxa: Homaletarhynchia, Phapsirhynchia

Subtaxa: Aphelesia bipartita, Aphelesia margineplicata, Aphelesia plicatodentata, Aphelesia winebergeri

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder