Somersetella conicula Rigby and Dixon 1979 (demosponge)

Demospongea - Lithistida - Anthaspidellidae

Full reference: J. K. Rigby and O. A. Dixon. 1979. Sponge fauna of the Upper Silurian Read Bay Formation, Somerset Island, District of Franklin, Arctic Canada. 53(3):587-627

Belongs to Somersetella according to J. K. Rigby and O. A. Dixon 1979

Sister taxa: Somersetella amplia, Somersetella digitata

Type specimen: Its type locality is Two Rivers Bay, Somerset Island, which is in a Ludlow reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the Douro Formation of Canada

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Silurian of Canada (3: Nunavut collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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