Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) musculosa Williams 1963 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Strophomenida - Sowerbyellidae

Alternative combination: Sowerbyella musculosa

Full reference: A. Williams. 1963. The Caradocian brachiopod faunas of the Bala District, Merionethshire. Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History (Geology) 8(7):327-471

Belongs to Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) according to L. R. Cocks 2010

See also Williams 1963

Sister taxa: Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) akdombakensis, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) ampla, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) antiqua, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) eha, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) elusa, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) forumi, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) intricata, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) monilifera, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) monilifera, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) multipartita, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) oepiki, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) papiliuncula, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) rectangularis, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) rukavishnikovae, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) sericea, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) sinensis, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) soudleyensis, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) tenera, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) trivia, Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) varicostellata

Type specimen: BB 29083-4, a valve (counterpart ventral internal and external mould.). Its type locality is Upper Allt Ddu Group, Caradoc, Bala District, Merionethshire, which is in a Soudleyan offshore mudstone/siltstone in the Allt Ddu Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Ordovician of the United Kingdom (3 collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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