Reticulatia americana Dunbar and Condra 1932 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Productida - Productidae

Alternative combination: Dictyoclostus americanus

Full reference: C. O. Dunbar and G. E. Condra. 1932. Brachiopoda of the Pennsylvanian System in Nebraska. Geological Survey of Nebraska Bulletin, Second Series 5:1-377

Belongs to Reticulatia according to G. A. Cooper and R. E. Grant 1975

See also Dunbar and Condra 1932, Hoare 1961 and Mudge et al. 1962

Sister taxa: Reticulatia chitralis, Reticulatia donetziana, Reticulatia huecoensis, Reticulatia ivanovi, Reticulatia magna, Reticulatia moelleri, Reticulatia praeuralensis, Reticulatia robusta, Reticulatia tenuirugata, Reticulatia tiawahensis, Reticulatia transversalis, Reticulatia uralica

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of United States (1: Texas collection)

• Virgilian of United States (2: New Mexico)

• Desmoinesian of United States (1: Utah)

• Chesterian of United States (1: Utah)

• Carboniferous of United States (7: Utah, Wyoming)

• Mississippian of United States (1: Utah)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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