Flabellitesia Zhang 1989 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Hesperorthidae

Full reference: N. Zhang. 1989. Wenlockian (Silurian) brachiopods of the Cape Phillips Formation, Baillie Hamilton Island, Arctic Canada: part I. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 206(1-3):49-97

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

See also Jin and Chatterton 1997 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Barbarorthis, Dolerorthis, Hesperorthis, Lordorthis, Paradolerorthis, Ptychopleurella, Schizonema

Subtaxa: Flabellitesia adaia Flabellitesia kessei

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Type: Hesperorthis kessei

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Silurian of Canada (12: Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec collections), United States (10: Iowa, Nevada, New York)

Total: 22 collections each including a single occurrence

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