Rhipidomella michelini L'Eveille 1835 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Rhipidomellidae

Alternative combinations: Dalmanella michelini, Orthis (Rhipidomella) oweni, Orthis michelini, Rhipidomella oweni, Terebratula michelini

Belongs to Rhipidomella according to D. L. Yang 1984

See also Fliegel 1901, Meek 1877, Ustritsky and Chernyak 1963 and Weller 1914

Sister taxa: Rhipidomella acutisulcata, Rhipidomella burlingtonensis, Rhipidomella carbonaria, Rhipidomella caucasica, Rhipidomella cora, Rhipidomella corallina, Rhipidomella cordialis, Rhipidomella diminutiva, Rhipidomella dzhuvankarensis, Rhipidomella fortimuscula, Rhipidomella henryhousensis, Rhipidomella hessensis, Rhipidomella hispidula, Rhipidomella imitatrix, Rhipidomella jerseyensis, Rhipidomella kharaulakhensis, Rhipidomella lyelliana, Rhipidomella magna, Rhipidomella miaolingensis, Rhipidomella miscella, Rhipidomella missouriensis, Rhipidomella obesiconcha, Rhipidomella oklahomensis, Rhipidomella orthogonia, Rhipidomella parva, Rhipidomella parvula, Rhipidomella pecosi, Rhipidomella penniana, Rhipidomella perminuta, Rhipidomella pressula, Rhipidomella subcircularis, Rhipidomella subtriangularis, Rhipidomella tenuicostata, Rhipidomella thiemei, Rhipidomella uralica, Rhipidomella vanuxemi, Rhipidomella vediensis

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Permian of Indonesia (1 collection)

• Pennsylvanian of United States (1: California)

• Carboniferous of China (1), Egypt (1), Iran (2), Ireland (2), Libya (2), the United Kingdom (47), United States (2: California)

• Mississippian of United States (1: California)

Total: 60 collections each including a single occurrence

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