Ornithella (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Terebratulida - Zeilleriidae

Invalid subtaxa: Microthyridina Schuchert and LeVene 1929, Microthyris Deslongchamps 1884 [replaced name]

Parent taxon: Vectellinae according to A. Williams et al. 2006

See also Muir-Wood 1935, Schuchert and LeVene 1929 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Advenina, Aulacothyroides, Carpatothyris, Cheirothyris, Enodithyris, Epicyrta, Fletcherithyroides, Gemerithyris, Karpatiella, Kedrovothyris, Modestella, Parantiptychia, Tauromenia, Tetjuchithyris, Vectella, Zeillerina

Subtaxa: Microthyridina farquharsoni Ornithella (Delmontanella) Ornithella blumbergensis Ornithella boxensis Ornithella curticensis Ornithella digonoides Ornithella expolita Ornithella gemina Ornithella jomdaensis Ornithella longa Ornithella sichuanensis Ornithella skidegatensis Ornithella syringothyrides

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Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder


• Cretaceous of the United Kingdom (7 collections)

• Jurassic of Bulgaria (1), Canada (1: British Columbia), France (2), Germany (5), Greenland (3), Saudi Arabia (9), Switzerland (1), Tunisia (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (2: California), Yemen (3)

• Triassic of China (3)

Total: 39 collections including 49 occurrences

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