Whitfieldella nitida Hall 1843 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Athyridida - Meristellidae

Alternative combination: Atrypa nitida

Belongs to Whitfieldella according to J. Jin and B. D. E. Chatterton 1997

See also Bassett and Cocks 1974

Sister taxa: Whitfieldella billingsana, Whitfieldella pygmaea, Whitfieldella sulcatina

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Silurian of Canada (4: Northwest Territories, Ontario, Quebec collections), Estonia (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (41: Indiana, New York, Tennessee)

• Niagaran of United States (1: New York)

Total: 48 collections each including a single occurrence

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