3D model of rock covered by representative Lingulata brachiopods.

Virtual Collection: Class Lingulata

This virtual collection was last curated by Jonathan Hendricks on April 26, 2019.  Creative Commons License Each model is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Unless otherwise indicated, each model was created by Emily Hauf using specimens at the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York.

Order Lingulida


Family Lingulidae

Recent specimen of the brachiopod Lingula anatina from the Phillipines (PRI 76882). Specimen is from the collections of the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York. Longest dimension of specimen is approximately 6 cm. Model by Jaleigh Pier.


Fossil specimens of the inarcticulate brachiopod Glottidia antarctica from the Eocene La Meseta Formation of Seymour Island, Antarctica (PRI 59662). Specimen is from the research collection of the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York. Length of rock is approximately 11 cm.


Fossil inarticulate brachiopod Lingula punctata from the Devonian Ludlowville Fm. of Seneca County, New York (PRI 76824). Specimen is from the research collections of the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York. Maximum dimension of specimen is approximately 11.5 cm.


Family Obolidae

Specimens of the inarticulate brachiopod Obolus matinalis from the Cambrian of Polk County, Wisconsin (PRI 76740). Specimens are from the collections of the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York. Longest dimension of specimen is approximately 7 cm.