Sowerbyella perplexa Cooper 1956 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Strophomenida - Sowerbyellidae

Full reference: G. A. Cooper. 1956. Chazyan and related brachiopods. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 127:1-1245

Belongs to Sowerbyella according to G. A. Cooper 1956

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

Type specimen: USNM 117509a

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Ordovician of United States (1: Virginia collection)

• Whiterockian of United States (2: Nevada)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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