Obolella Billings 1861 (lamp shell)

Obolellata - Obolellida - Obolellidae

Full reference: E. Billings. 1861. On some new or little known species of Lower Silurian fossils from the Potsdam group (Primordial zone). Palaeozoic Fossils 1(1):1-18

Parent taxon: Obolellidae according to A. Williams et al. 2000

See also Bengtson 1992, Geyer 1994 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Bicia, Brevipelta, Ivshinella, Magnicanalis

Subtaxa: Obolella ambigua Obolella asiatica Obolella atlantica Obolella chromatica Obolella crassa Obolella discoidea Obolella excelsis Obolella mexicana Obolella vermilionensis

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Cambrian of Canada (2: Newfoundland and Labrador collections), China (1), Greenland (10), India (1), Norway (1), the Russian Federation (1), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (1), United States (14: California, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York)

Total: 31 collections including 37 occurrences

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