Obolella atlantica Walcott 1890 (lamp shell)

Obolellata - Obolellida - Obolellidae

Full reference: C. D. Walcott. 1890. Descriptive notes of new genera and species from the Lower Cambrian or Olenellus zone of North America. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 12:33-46

Belongs to Obolella according to L. R. M. Cocks 1977

See also Landing 1988 and Walcott 1890

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

Type specimen: USNM 18322

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Cambrian of Canada (1: Newfoundland and Labrador collection), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (1), United States (1: Massachusetts)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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