Billingsella Hall and Clarke 1892 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Billingsellida - Billingsellidae

Full reference: J. Hall and J. M. Clarke. 1892. An introduction to the study of the genera of Paleozoic Brachiopoda. Natural History of New York, New York State Geological Survey 8:1-367

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

See also Bengtson 1992, Sepkoski 2002 and Zhan et al. 2010

Sister taxa: Cymbithyris, Eoorthinae, Eosotrematorthis, Kozhuchinella, Saccogonum, Xenorthis

Subtaxa: Billingsella aliena Billingsella costata Billingsella highlandensis Billingsella seletensis Billingsella tonkiniana Billingsella uniplicata

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Ordovician of Canada (1: Newfoundland collection)

• Cambrian of Antarctica (1), Australia (1), Bhutan (1), China (24), Iran (5), Kazakhstan (1), the Russian Federation (9), Spain (1), United States (20: California, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming)

Total: 64 collections including 78 occurrences

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