Botsfordia caelata Hall 1847 (lamp shell)

Lingulata - Lingulida - Botsfordiidae

Alternative combination: Orbicula caelata

Full reference: J. Hall. 1847. Containing descriptions of the organic remains of the lower division of the New York system (equivalent of the Lower Silurian rocks of Europe). Paleontology of New York 1:1-338

Belongs to Botsfordia according to C. B. Skovsted et al. 2017

See also Skovsted and Holmer 2005

Sister taxa: Botsfordia barrandei, Botsfordia minuta, Botsfordia paucigranulata, Botsfordia pulcher

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder


• Cambrian of Australia (1 collection), Canada (13: Labrador, Newfoundland), Greenland (13), Kazakhstan (5), United States (6: New York)

Total: 38 collections each including a single occurrence

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