Hindella Davidson 1882 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Athyridida - Meristellidae

Synonym: Cryptothyrella Cooper 1942

Full reference: T. Davidson. 1882. British fossil Brachiopoda. Devonian and Silurian supplements. Monographs of the Palaeontographical Society 5(1):1-134

Parent taxon: Meristellinae according to L. Hints and D. A. T. Harper 2015

See also Boucot and Johnson 1964, Harper 1973, Isaacson et al. 1976, Sepkoski 2002, Sheehan 1977 and Williams et al. 2002

Sister taxa: Arctomeristina, Charionella, Charionoides, Imdentistella, Meristella, Meristelloides, Meristina, Pentagonia, Plancella, Pseudomeristina

Subtaxa: Cryptothyrella ovoides Cryptothyrella terebratulina Hindella angustifrons Hindella cassidea Hindella crassa Hindella incipiens Hindella kiaeri Hindella prima Hindella prinstana Hindella umbonata

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Type: Athyris umbonata

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder


• Silurian of Argentina (3 collections), Canada (6: Manitoba, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories), China (7), Estonia (6), Norway (3), the United Kingdom (60), United States (30: Maryland, New York, Ohio, West Virginia), Venezuela (1)

• Ordovician to Silurian of Canada (5: Québec)

• Ordovician of Canada (39: Quebec, Québec), China (20), the Czech Republic (3), Estonia (7), Iran (1), Ireland (1), Latvia (24), Lithuania (1), New Zealand (1), Norway (24), Paraguay (1), Sweden (14), the United Kingdom (20)

Total: 277 collections including 296 occurrences

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