Somalirhynchia somalica Dacque 1905 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Rhynchonellida - Tetrarhynchiidae

Alternative combination: Rhynchonella somalica

Full reference: E. Dacque. 1905. Beiträge zur Geologie des Somalilandes, 2. Teil. Oberer Jura [Contributions to the geology of Somaliland, Part 2. Upper Jurassic]. Beiträge zur Paläontologie und Geologie Österreich-Ungarns und des Orients 17:119-160

Belongs to Somalirhynchia according to Weir 1925

Sister taxa: Somalirhynchia africana, Somalirhynchia arabica, Somalirhynchia bihendulensis, Somalirhynchia bihenensis, Somalirhynchia jordanica, Somalirhynchia moeschi, Somalirhynchia prearabica, Somalirhynchia smelliei, Somalirhynchia stefaninii, Somalirhynchia sutherlandi, Somalirhynchia tumida

Type specimen: Its type locality is Mt. Hakim, upper level, which is in an Oxfordian shallow subtidal limestone in Ethiopia.

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Jurassic of Ethiopia (6 collections), Saudi Arabia (14), Somalia (2), Tunisia (2), Yemen (5)

Total: 29 collections each including a single occurrence

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