Leptellina (Merciella) Lamont and Gilbert 1945 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Strophomenida - Leptellinidae

Alternative spelling: Merciella

Parent taxon: Leptellina according to A. Williams et al. 2000

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Leptellina (Leptellina), Leptellina llandeiloensis, Leptellina seletensis, Leptellina spatiosa, Leptellina subquadrata, Leptellina tennesseensis, Leptellina transversa

Subtaxa: Leptellina (Merciella) mackenziensis Leptellina (Merciella) vesper

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Type: Leptellina (Merciella) vesper

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Silurian of Canada (7: Northwest Territories collections), China (10), United States (2: Iowa)

• Ordovician of China (1)

Total: 20 collections each including a single occurrence

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