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Obolella excelsis

Obolellata - Obolellida - Obolellidae

Obolella excelsis was named by Walcott (1908). Its type specimen is USNM 52208a, a valve (ventral valve interior mold), and it is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Trematobolus excelsis by Walcott (1908).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1908Obolella excelsis Walcott pp. 80 - 81 figs. Plate 8, Figure 8
1908Trematobolus excelsis Walcott pp. 80 - 81 figs. Plate 8, Figure 8
1977Obolella excelsis Rowell pp. 72 - 75 figs. P1. 1, figs. 1-3

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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.

Obolella excelsis Walcott 1908
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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: Hendy 2009, Aberhan et al. 2004, Nesnidal et al. 2013

Age range: base of the Montezuman to the top of the Dyeran or 520.00000 to 511.20000 Ma

Collections (6 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Early/Lower Cambrian538.8 - 509.0USA (California) Trematobolus excelsis (226619)
Montezuman520.0 - 515.3USA (California) Trematobolus excelsis (203379 226620)
Dyeran515.3 - 511.2USA (California) Trematobolus excelsis (226617 226618 226621)