Gypidula akimiskiformis Jin 2005 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Pentamerida - Gypidulidae

Full reference: J. Jin. 2005. Reef-dwelling gypiduloid brachiopods in the Lower Silurian Attawapiskat Formation, Hudson Bay region. Journal of Paleontology 79(1):48-62

Belongs to Gypidula according to J. Jin 2005

Sister taxa: Gypidula (Gypidula), Gypidula abunda, Gypidula acuminata, Gypidula biloba, Gypidula biplicata, Gypidula bowsheri, Gypidula cornuta, Gypidula galeata, Gypidula laeviuscula, Gypidula loweryi, Gypidula mimica, Gypidula multicostata, Gypidula praeloweryi, Gypidula pseudogaleata, Gypidula rudiplicativa, Gypidula simplex, Gypidula stainbrooki, Gypidula subcarinata, Gypidula typicalis

Type specimen: Its type locality is AK2b, north side of Akimiski Island, which is in a Telychian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the Attawapiskat Formation of Canada

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Silurian of Canada (22: Nunavut collections)

Total: 22 collections each including a single occurrence

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