Rhipidomella carbonaria Shumard and Swallow 1858 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Rhipidomellidae

Alternative combination: Orthis carbonaria

Full reference: B. F. Shumard and G.C. Swallow. 1858. Descriptions of new fossils from the Coal Measures of Missouri and Kansas. Academy of Science of St. Louis Transactions 1:198-227

Belongs to Rhipidomella according to M. R. Mudge et al. 1962

See also Hoare 1961 and Shumard and Swallow 1858

Sister taxa: Rhipidomella acutisulcata, Rhipidomella burlingtonensis, Rhipidomella caucasica, Rhipidomella cora, Rhipidomella corallina, Rhipidomella cordialis, Rhipidomella diminutiva, Rhipidomella dzhuvankarensis, Rhipidomella fortimuscula, Rhipidomella henryhousensis, Rhipidomella hessensis, Rhipidomella hispidula, Rhipidomella imitatrix, Rhipidomella jerseyensis, Rhipidomella kharaulakhensis, Rhipidomella lyelliana, Rhipidomella magna, Rhipidomella miaolingensis, Rhipidomella michelini, Rhipidomella miscella, Rhipidomella missouriensis, Rhipidomella obesiconcha, Rhipidomella oklahomensis, Rhipidomella orthogonia, Rhipidomella parva, Rhipidomella parvula, Rhipidomella pecosi, Rhipidomella penniana, Rhipidomella perminuta, Rhipidomella pressula, Rhipidomella subcircularis, Rhipidomella subtriangularis, Rhipidomella tenuicostata, Rhipidomella thiemei, Rhipidomella uralica, Rhipidomella vanuxemi, Rhipidomella vediensis

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Permian of United States (16: California, Kansas, Texas collections)

• Virgilian of United States (11: Illinois, Kansas, Texas)

• Desmoinesian of United States (4: Missouri)

• Carboniferous of United States (32: Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New mexico, Texas)

• Mississippian of United States (1: Alaska)

Total: 64 collections each including a single occurrence

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