Paraspiriferina billingsi Shumard 1858 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferinida - Paraspiriferinidae

Alternative combinations: Spiriferina billingsi, Spiriferina billingsii

Full reference: B. F. Shumard. 1858. Notice of new fossils from the Permian strata of New Mexico and Texas, collected by Dr. George G. Shumard, geologist of the United States Government expedition for obtaining water by means of artesian wells along the 32nd parallel, under the direction of Capt John Pope, US Corps Topographic Engineers. Transactions of the Academy of Science of St. Louis 1:290-297

Belongs to Paraspiriferina according to G. A. Cooper and R. E. Grant 1976

See also Girty 1909, Shumard 1858 and Shumard 1859

Sister taxa: Paraspiriferina amoena, Paraspiriferina cellulana, Paraspiriferina convexa, Paraspiriferina evax, Paraspiriferina formulosa, Paraspiriferina gentilis, Paraspiriferina ghundiensis, Paraspiriferina laqueata, Paraspiriferina multiplicata, Paraspiriferina paginata, Paraspiriferina pulchra, Paraspiriferina punjabensis, Paraspiriferina rotundata, Paraspiriferina sapinea, Paraspiriferina setulosa, Paraspiriferina transversa

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder


• Permian of Canada (1: British Columbia collection), United States (48: New Mexico, Texas)

Total: 49 collections each including a single occurrence

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