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Lapworthella puttapensis Bengtson et al. 1990 (lamp shell)

Tommotiida - Lapworthellidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 170624

Full reference: S. Bengtson, S. Conway Morris, B. J. Cooper, P. A. Jell, and B. N. Runnegar. 1990. Early Cambrian fossils from South Australia. Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 9:1-364

Belongs to Lapworthella according to S. Bengtson et al. 1990

Sister taxa: Lapworthella ablorta, Lapworthella annulata, Lapworthella cornu, Lapworthella dentata, Lapworthella fasciculata, Lapworthella gezhongwuensis, Lapworthella hubeiensis, Lapworthella hubeinensis, Lapworthella nigra, Lapworthella rostriptutea, Lapworthella schodakensis, Lapworthella sinensis, Lapworthella subrectangulata, Stenothecopsis heraultensis

Type specimen: SAMP. Its type locality is Locality 21, Puttapa, 16 km north of Beltana, which is in an Atdabanian carbonate limestone in the Ajax Limestone Formation of Australia.

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder