Somalitela Muir-Wood 1935 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Terebratulida - Zeilleriidae

Full reference: H. M. Muir-Wood. 1935. Jurassic Brachiopoda. The Mesozoic Palaeontology of British Somaliland, Geology and Palaeontology of British Somaliland, II 75-147

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

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Ajukuzella, Antiptychina, Bazardarella, Calpella, Cincta, Digonella, Eoantiptychia, Fimbriothyris, Irenothyris, Keratothyris, Kolymithyris, Lazella, Menathyris, Mycerosia, Obovothyris, Parathyridina, Periallus, Pirotella, Rugitela, Sacothyris, Silesiathyris, Tubegatanella, Worobievella, Zeilleria

Subtaxa: Somalitela ambalensis

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Type: Somalitela ambalensis

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Ambal Hill (Jurassic of Somalia)

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