Alternative combination: Spirifer compactus
Full reference: G. H. Girty. 1908. The Guadalupian fauna. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 58:1-651
Sister taxa: Elivina bisnaini, Elivina chapursani, Elivina cordiformis, Elivina detecta, Elivina hoskingae, Elivina occidentalis, Elivina sinensis, Elivina tibetana, Elivina tschernyschewi, Elivina yunnanensis
Type specimen: USNM 118589, a shell (Articulated shell). Its type locality is USGS 2926 green, Capitan Peak, Guadalupe Mountains, which is in a Capitanian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the Capitan Formation of Texas.
Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder
Average measurements (in mm): shell 16.4 x 15.0