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Obolellata - Obolellida - Obolellidae

Obolella was named by Billings (1861) [Sepkoski's age data: Cm Atda-l Cm Boto-l Sepkoski's reference number: 19,885]. It is the type genus of Obolellidae.

It was assigned to Obolellidae by Geyer (1994) and Williams et al. (2000); and to Obolellida by Bengtson (1992) and Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1861Obolella Billings
1992Obolella Bengtson p. 1030
1994Obolella Geyer p. 996
2000Obolella Williams et al. p. 201
2002Obolella Sepkoski

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EubilateriaAx 1987
PanbrachiopodaCarlson and Cohen 2020
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
subphylumRhynchonelliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
orderObolellidaRowell 1965
superfamilyObolelloideaWalcott and Schuchert 1908
familyObolellidaeWalcott and Schuchert 1908

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

G. †Obolella Billings 1861
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Obolella asiatica Walcott 1905
Obolella atlantica Walcott 1890
Obolella chromatica Billings 1861
Obolella crassa Hall 1847
Obolella discoidea Hall and Whitfield 1877
Obolella excelsis Walcott 1908
Obolella mexicana Cooper et al. 1952
Obolella vermilionensis Walcott 1912
No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: low Mg calciteo
Entire body: yesg
Adult length: 1.0 to < 10g
Adult width: 1.0 to < 10g
Environment: marineuc
Locomotion: stationaryo
Attached: yesp
Life habit: epifaunalo
Diet: suspension feedero
Vision: blindc
Created: 2009-06-02 13:41:15
Modified: 2009-06-02 15:41:15
Source: g = genus, o = order, c = class, p = phylum, uc = unranked clade
References: Aberhan et al. 2004, Hendy 2009, Nesnidal et al. 2013

Age range: base of the Atdabanian to the top of the Blackhillsian or 520.00000 to 471.80000 Ma

Collections (36 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Early/Lower Cambrian541.0 - 513.0USA (California) Trematobolus excelsis (226619)
Cambrian541.0 - 485.4USA (New York) O. sp. (254)
Cambrian541.0 - 485.4USA (Maryland) O. sp. (265)
Montezuman530.0 - 516.0USA (California) Trematobolus excelsis (226620) Trematobolus excelsis, O. vermilionensis (203379)
Caerfai530.0 - 513.0India (Uttar Pradesh) O. sp. (46505)
Caerfai530.0 - 513.0USA (New York) O. sp. (181)
Atdabanian520.0 - 516.0Russian Federation (Yakutia) O. chromatica (233071)
Atdabanian520.0 - 516.0Russian Federation O. sp. (10047)
Branchian520.0 - 513.0Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador) O. atlantica (99495)
Branchian520.0 - 513.0USA (Massachusetts) O. atlantica (56854)
Botomian516.0 - 513.0Russian Federation (Yakutia) O. chromatica (174246 232979)
Botomian516.0 - 513.0Norway (Mjosen) O. rotundata, O. favosa (42220)
Dyeran516.0 - 513.0USA (California) O. sp., Trematobolus excelsis, O. vermilionensis (226617) O. vermilionensis (226565 226589) Trematobolus excelsis (226618) Trematobolus excelsis, O. vermilionensis (226621)
Dyeran516.0 - 513.0USA (New York) O. sp. (182)
Dyeran516.0 - 513.0Greenland O. crassa (49456 49457 49460 49461 49463 49464 49471 67776 67781)
Dyeran516.0 - 513.0USA (Nevada) O. sp. (10497)
Dyeran516.0 - 513.0Greenland (Peary Land) O. crassa (210618)
Dyeran516.0 - 513.0Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador) O. crassa (50783) O. sp. (9900)
Nangaoian516.0 - 513.0China (Xinjiang) O. sp. (49494)
Furongian497.0 - 485.4Svalbard and Jan Mayen O. atlantica (212582)
Blackhillsian478.6 - 471.8USA (Nevada) O. discoidea (232703)