Hebertella Hall and Clarke 1892 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Plectorthidae

Alternative spelling: Orthis (Hebertella)

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

See also Howe 1988, Popov et al. 2000, Raymond 1911, Reed 1917, Rõõmusoks 1964, Sepkoski 2002, Walker 1982 and Wright 1964

Sister taxa: Apollonorthis, Ashinaorthis, Atlantida, Corineorthis, Desmorthis, Doleroides, Irhirea, Lipanorthis, Mimella, Nanorthis, Oligorthis, Orthostrophiinae, Paterorthis, Platystrophiinae, Platystrophinae, Plectorthinae, Plectorthis, Pseudomimella, Schizophorella, Severginella

Subtaxa: Hebertella (Schizonema) Hebertella dinorthoides Hebertella estonica Hebertella frankfortensis Hebertella maria Hebertella occidentalis Hebertella parksensis Hebertella sinuata Orthis (Hebertella) scotica

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Type: Orthis sinuata

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Silurian of United States (1: Illinois collection)

• Ordovician to Silurian of Canada (4: Québec)

• Ordovician of Australia (1), Canada (59: Ontario, Quebec, Québec), Estonia (3), Ireland (1), Kazakhstan (12), Spain (1), United States (675: Alaska, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia)

• Chazy of Canada (2: Quebec)

• Arenig of Argentina (1)

Total: 760 collections including 822 occurrences

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