Mimella globosa Willard 1928 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Plectorthidae

Alternative combination: Pionodema globosa

Synonym: Mimella superba Butts 1942

Belongs to Mimella according to W. I. Mitchell 1977

See also Cooper 1956

Sister taxa: Mimella borealis, Mimella globularis, Mimella imperator, Mimella nucleoidea, Mimella vulgaris, Mimella zhejiangensis

Type specimens:

  • Mimella globosa: M.C.Z8609, a shell.
  • Mimella superba:

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Chazyan of Canada (4: Northwest Territories collections)

• Ordovician of Canada (1: Northwest Territories), United States (27: Virginia)

Total: 32 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.