Wellerella osagensis Shumard and Swallow 1858 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Rhynchonellida - Wellerellidae

Alternative combination: Rhynchonella (Camerophoria) osagensis

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 Wellerella according to M. R. Mudge et al. 1962

See also Hoare 1961 and Shumard and Swallow 1858

Sister taxa: Wellerella arthaberi, Wellerella bidentata, Wellerella connivens, Wellerella delicatula, Wellerella girtyi, Wellerella globosa, Wellerella granum, Wellerella hemiplicata, Wellerella lemasi, Wellerella longiplicata, Wellerella minuta, Wellerella multiplicata, Wellerella nitidula, Wellerella polycostata, Wellerella rotunda, Wellerella saxatilis, Wellerella tetrahedra, Wellerella truncata

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Permian of Bolivia (2 collections), Peru (7), United States (14: Kansas, Montana, Wyoming)

• Virgilian of United States (23: Illinois, Kansas, New Mexico, Texas)

• Desmoinesian of United States (11: Kansas, Missouri)

• Carboniferous of United States (15: Kansas, Nevada, Utah)

Total: 72 collections each including a single occurrence

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