Obolus Eichwald 1829 (lamp shell)

Lingulata - Lingulida - Obolidae

Parent taxon: Obolinae according to D. L. Bruton and D. A. T. Harper 2000

See also Bengtson 1992, Sepkoski 2002 and Williams et al. 2000

Sister taxa: Aksarinaia, Anomaloglossa, Apatobolus, Atansoria, Barbatulella, Dicellomus, Ectenoglossa, Expellobolus, Experilingula, Famatinobolus, Gorjanskya, Kosagittella, Lenticulella, Leontiella, Leptembolon, Libecoviella, Lindinella, Lingulepis, Lingulobolus, Lithobolus, Notiobolus, Oepikites, Palaeobolus, Palaeoglossa, Palaeoschmidtites, Pseudobolus, Rafanoglossa, Schmidtites, Sinoglossa, Spinilingula, Spinobolus, Squamilingulella, Stittia, Trigonoglossa, Ungula, Westonia, Westonisca

Subtaxa: Obolus (Broggeria) Obolus (Fordinia) Obolus (Mickwitzella) Obolus acadica Obolus apollinis Obolus eichwaldi Obolus ion Obolus ismene Obolus matinalis Obolus mcconnelli Obolus membranaceous Obolus minimus Obolus nundina Obolus obscurus Obolus parvus Obolus pheres Obolus prindlei Obolus ruchini Obolus shensiensis Obolus smithi Obolus tetonensis Obolus virginiensis Obolus wortheni

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Type: Obolus apollinis

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Dobrotivian of France (1 collection)

• Chazyan of United States (1: Alabama)

• Volkhov of Lithuania (1)

• Klabava of the Czech Republic (1)

• Arenig of Argentina (1), China (2), Spain (1), Sweden (1), the United Kingdom (2)

• Canadian of United States (1: Maryland)

• Ordovician of Argentina (1), Australia (1), Canada (1: British Columbia), China (4), Colombia (1), the Czech Republic (1), Estonia (3), Lithuania (1), Peru (1), the Russian Federation (1), Sweden (1), the United Kingdom (14), United States (1: Nevada)

• Cressagian of the United Kingdom (1)

• Tremadoc of Argentina (4), China (9), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (1)

• Skullrockian of Canada (2: Alberta, British Columbia)

• Delamaran of Canada (1: British Columbia)

• Cambrian to Ordovician of the Russian Federation (1)

• Caerfai of India (1)

• Cambrian of Australia (1), Canada (2: British Columbia, Nova Scotia), China (3), Estonia (1), Norway (3), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (3), the United Kingdom (5), United States (14: California, Idaho, Massachusetts, Montana, New York, Utah, Wisconsin)

Total: 97 collections including 98 occurrences

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