Obolella excelsis Walcott 1908 (lamp shell)

Obolellata - Obolellida - Obolellidae

Alternative combination: Trematobolus excelsis

Full reference: C. W. Walcott. 1908. Cambrian Brachiopoda: descriptions of new genera and species. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 53(3):53-137

Belongs to Obolella according to A. J. Rowell 1977

See also Walcott 1908

Sister taxa: Obolella asiatica, Obolella atlantica, Obolella chromatica, Obolella crassa, Obolella discoidea, Obolella mexicana, Obolella vermilionensis

Type specimen: USNM 52208a, a valve (ventral valve interior mold)

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Cambrian of United States (6: California collections)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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