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Lapworthella Cobbold 1921 (lamp shell)

Tommotiida - Lapworthellidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 7420

Synonym: Stenothecopsis Cobbold 1935 (taxon 7421)

Full reference: E.S. Cobbold. 1921. The Cambrian horizons of Comley (Shropshire) and their Brachiopoda, Pteropoda, Gasteropoda and etc. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 76:325-386

Parent taxon: Lapworthellidae according to E. Landing et al. 2008

Sister taxa: none

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

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Type: Lapworthella nigra

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder