†family Meekellidae Stehli 1954 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Orthotetida - Meekellidae

Full reference: F.G. Stehli. 1954. Lower Leonardian Brachiopoda of the Sierra Diablo. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 105(3):257-358

Parent taxon: Orthotetoidea according to A. Williams et al. 2000

See also McIntosh 1974

Sister taxa: Derbyiidae, Orthotetellidae, Orthotetidae, Pulsiidae, Schuchertellidae

Subtaxa: Meekellinae Omboniinae

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Type: Meekella

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Triassic of China (1 collection)

• Wolfcamp of United States (2: Kansas)

• Permian to Triassic of India (1)

• Permian of Afghanistan (1), Armenia (23), Austria (1), Azerbaijan (26), China (403), Greece (11), Guatemala (2), Hungary (6), Indonesia (1), Iran (81), Italy (20), Japan (18), Malaysia (7), Mexico (8), Oman (13), Pakistan (14), the Russian Federation (2), Slovenia (4), Tajikistan (3), Thailand (28), Tunisia (9), Turkey (31), Ukraine (5), the United Arab Emirates (1), United States (483: Alaska, Arizona, California, Kansas, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas), Venezuela (5)

• Virgilian of United States (23: Kansas, New Mexico, Texas)

• Desmoinesian of United States (2: Kansas)

• Chesterian of United States (1: Wyoming)

• Carboniferous of China (5), the Russian Federation (1), South Korea (3), the United Kingdom (2), United States (65: Kansas, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming)

Total: 1312 collections including 1784 occurrences

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