Sowerbyella curdsvillensis Foerste 1912 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Strophomenida - Sowerbyellidae

Alternative combination: Plectambonites curdsvillensis

Synonyms: Plectambonites punctostriatus Mather 1917, Sowerbyella punctostriata Mather 1917

Full reference: A. F. Foerste. 1912. Strophomena and other fossils from Cincinnatian and Mohawkian horizons, chiefly in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky. Bulletin of the Scientific Laboratories of Denison University 17(1):17-174

Belongs to Sowerbyella according to R. Titus 1992

See also Cooper 1956, Foerste 1912, Howe 1972, Howe 1979 and Mather 1917

Sister taxa: Sowerbyella (Eochonetes), Sowerbyella (Rugosowerbyella), Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella), Sowerbyella (Viruella), Sowerbyella anticipata, Sowerbyella billabongensis, Sowerbyella eha, Sowerbyella grierensis, Sowerbyella kayi, Sowerbyella lebanonensis, Sowerbyella lepta, Sowerbyella minnesotensis, Sowerbyella monilifera, Sowerbyella multipartita, Sowerbyella perplexa, Sowerbyella raegaverensis, Sowerbyella rugosa, Sowerbyella saunjaensis, Sowerbyella silicica, Sowerbyella sladensis, Sowerbyella soudleyensis, Sowerbyella subovalis, Sowerbyella trabeata

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Ordovician of Canada (12: Ontario collections), United States (49: Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Virginia)

Total: 61 collections each including a single occurrence

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