Meekella attenuata Girty 1909 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Orthotetida - Meekellidae

Full reference: G. H. Girty. 1909. The Guadalupian fauna. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 58:1-651

Belongs to Meekella according to T. E. Yancey 1978

See also Cooper and Grant 1974 and Stehli 1954

Sister taxa: Meekella abnormalis, Meekella addicta, Meekella angustiplicata, Meekella arakeljani, 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 enigma, 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

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of Mexico (1 collection), United States (66: Nevada, Texas)

• Carboniferous of United States (2: Texas, Wyoming)

Total: 69 collections each including a single occurrence

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