Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) sericea Sowerby 1839

Strophomenata - Strophomenida - Sowerbyellidae

Originally named Leptaena sericea by Sowerby (1839).

Alternative combinations: Leptaena sericea, Plectambonites serica, Sowerbyella sericea

Synonyms: Leptaena tenuicincta McCoy 1849, Sowerbyella tenuicincta McCoy 1849

Belongs to Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) according to M. Liljeroth et al. 2017

See also Cocks 2005, Cocks 2010, de Sowerby and Murchison 1839, Dewing 1999, Mitchell 1977, Owen and Harper 1982, Reed 1917, Rõõmusoks 1959 and Spjeldnaes 1957

Sister taxa: Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) akdombakensis, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) ampla, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) antiqua, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) eha, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) elusa, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) forumi, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) intricata, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) monilifera, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) monilifera, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) multipartita, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) musculosa, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) oepiki, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) papiliuncula, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) rectangularis, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) rukavishnikovae, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) sinensis, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) soudleyensis, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) tenera, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) trivia, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) varicostellata

Subtaxa: Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) sericea permixta

View classification


• Ordovician of Canada (21: Newfoundland, Ontario, Quebec collections), Ireland (3), Norway (8), Sweden (1), the United Kingdom (22), United States (15: Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, Virginia)

Total: 70 collections each including a single occurrence

Show more details

Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.

Click image to enlarge. Click to access iDigBio record.