Composita trinuclea Hall 1856 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Athyridida - Athyrididae

Alternative combinations: Athyris trinuclea, Seminula trinuclea, Terebratula trinucleus

Full reference: J. Hall. 1856. Description of new species of fossils from the Carboniferous limestones of Indiana and Illinois. Transactions of the Albany Institute 4:1-36

Belongs to Composita according to R. L. Langenheim et al. 1985

See also Dutro 1981, Hall 1856, Hall 1858 and Whitfield 1882

Sister taxa: Athyris (Composita) indosinensis, Athyris (Composita) semirostrata, Composita advena, Composita affinis, Composita apheles, Composita apsidata, Composita bamberi, Composita biforma, Composita bucculenta, Composita costata, Composita cracens, Composita crassa, Composita depressa, Composita discina, Composita elongata, Composita emarginata, Composita enormis, Composita girtyi, Composita grandis, Composita hapsida, Composita huagongensis, Composita idahoensis, Composita imbricata, Composita insulcata, Composita jogensis, Composita magnicarina, Composita mexicana, Composita minuscula, Composita mira, Composita misriensis, Composita nucella, Composita ovata, Composita parasulcata, Composita pilula, Composita plana, Composita prospera, Composita pyriformis, Composita quadrirotunda, Composita quantilla, Composita rotunda, Composita sigma, Composita stalagmium, Composita strongyle, Composita subcircularis, Composita subquadrata, Composita subtilita, Composita tareica, Composita tetralobata, Composita tobaensis

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Chesterian of Canada (3: Alberta collections), United States (6: Indiana)

• Carboniferous of Canada (4: Alberta), the United Kingdom (1), United States (61: Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Nevada, Utah)

Total: 75 collections each including a single occurrence

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