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Modestella Owen 1961 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Terebratulida - Zeilleriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 30340

Full reference: E. Owen. 1961. Brachiopods, in The stratigraphical palaeontology of the lower Greensand. Palaeontology 3:487-621

Parent taxon: Vectellinae according to A. Williams et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Advenina, Aulacothyroides, Carpatothyris, Cheirothyris, Enodithyris, Epicyrta, Fletcherithyroides, Gemerithyris, Karpatiella, Kedrovothyris, Ornithella, Parantiptychia, Tauromenia, Tetjuchithyris, Vectella, Zeillerina

Subtaxa: Modestella geinitzi, Modestella jeletzkyi, Modestella modesta

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Type: Modestella modesta

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder