Meekella enigma Cloud 1944 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Orthotetida - Meekellidae

Full reference: P. E. Cloud. 1944. Part III: Permian brachiopods, in Geology and paleontology of the Permian area northwest of Las Delicias, southwestern Coahuila, Mexico. Geological Society of America Special Paper 52:49-69

Belongs to Meekella according to P. E. Cloud 1944

Sister taxa: Meekella abnormalis, Meekella addicta, Meekella angustiplicata, Meekella arakeljani, Meekella attenuata, Meekella baschkirica, Meekella beipeiensis, Meekella bellistriata, Meekella bisculpta, Meekella calathica, Meekella caperata, Meekella chenxianensis, Meekella circularis, Meekella colpata, Meekella deltoides, Meekella depressa, Meekella dongluoensis, Meekella enormis, Meekella evanescens, Meekella eximia, Meekella eximiaeformis, Meekella garnieri, Meekella gigantea, Meekella guocunensis, Meekella hessensis, Meekella heterofolda, Meekella intermedia, Meekella irregularis, Meekella jiangxiensis, Meekella julfensis, Meekella kayseri, Meekella kueichowensis, Meekella magnifica, Meekella megala, Meekella mexicana, Meekella minatoi, Meekella minuta, Meekella multilirata, Meekella nagaiwensis, Meekella nodosa, Meekella occidentalis, Meekella pacifica, Meekella prionota, Meekella procera, Meekella punjabica, Meekella pusilloplicata, Meekella sanheensis, Meekella sichuanensis, Meekella skenoides, Meekella storta, Meekella striatocostata, Meekella texana, Meekella timanica, Meekella ufensis, Meekella uncitoides, Meekella undulata, Meekella uralica, Meekella versiformis, Meekella yanjiensis, Meekella zhejiangensis

Type specimen: YPM S-2698. Its type locality is King 12, Bed 17, La Difunta section, Las Delicias, which is in a Wordian marine limestone in the Palo Quemado Formation of Mexico.

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of Mexico (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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