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Somersetella amplia Rigby and Chatterton 1989 (demosponge)

Demospongea - Lithistida - Anthaspidellidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 204592

Full reference: J. K. Rigby and B. D. E. Chatterton. 1989. Middle Silurian Ludlovian and Wenlockian sponges from Baillie-Hamilton and Cornwallis Islands, Arctic Canada. Geological Survey of Canada Bulletin 391:1-69

Belongs to Somersetella according to J. K. Rigby and B. D. E. Chatterton 1989

Sister taxa: Somersetella conicula, Somersetella digitata

Type specimen: Its type locality is Baillie-Hamilton Island, BH2, 84.3m, which is in a Ludlow slope limestone/shale in the Cape Phillips Formation of Canada

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder