Munhella cummingi Neuman 1971 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Hesperorthidae

Full reference: R. B. Neuman. 1971. An early middle Ordovician brachiopod assemblage from Maine, New Brunswick and northern Newfoundland. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 3:113-124

Belongs to Munhella according to R. B. Neuman 1971

Sister taxa: Dolerorthis duftonensis, Dolerorthis flabellites, Dolerorthis inaequicostata, Dolerorthis intercostata, Dolerorthis interplicata, Dolerorthis multicostellata, Dolerorthis nadruvensis, Dolerorthis plicata, Dolerorthis praeclara, Dolerorthis pristina, Dolerorthis psygma, Dolerorthis rankini, Dolerorthis rustica, Dolerorthis savagei, Dolerorthis sowerbyana, Dolerorthis sowerbyiana

Type specimen: GSC 24781, a valve. Its type locality is Locality a. Tributary to Rocky Brook, East of Hartland, which is in an Arenig marine sandstone in the Turnbull Mountain Formation of Canada.

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Ordovician of Canada (1: New Brunswick collection)

• Arenig of Canada (1: New Brunswick)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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