Hemiptychina himalayensis Davidson 1862 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Terebratulida - Gillediidae

Alternative combination: Terebratula himalayensis

Full reference: T. Davidson. 1862. On some Carboniferous Brachiopoda collected in India by A. Fleming, MD, and W. Purdon, Esq, FGS. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society 18:25-35

Belongs to Hemiptychina according to T. N. Smirnova 2007

See also Davidson 1862, Diener 1897, Lee and Gu 1980, Licharew and Kotlyar 1978, Tong 1978, Waagen 1882 and Wardlaw 1977

Sister taxa: Hemiptychina amygdala, Hemiptychina carniolica, Hemiptychina crebriplicata, Hemiptychina darvasica, Hemiptychina desticata, Hemiptychina inflata, Hemiptychina kutorgi, Hemiptychina lamellosa, Hemiptychina mintrita, Hemiptychina mirabilis, Hemiptychina mongolica, Hemiptychina morrisi, Hemiptychina murrita, Hemiptychina nana, Hemiptychina patula, Hemiptychina pseudoelongata, Hemiptychina pygmaea, Hemiptychina quadricostata, Hemiptychina schellwieni, Hemiptychina sparsiplicata, Hemiptychina subaequalis, Hemiptychina truncata, Hemiptychina tschernyschewi, Hemiptychina warchensis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Moosakhail (Fleming coll), which is in a Wuchiapingian marine limestone in the Wargal Formation of Pakistan

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder


• Permian of Armenia (1 collection), China (3), Pakistan (101), the Russian Federation (1)

Total: 106 collections each including a single occurrence

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