Rugatia mckeei Cooper and Grant 1975 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Productida - Productellidae

Full reference: G. A. Cooper and R. E. Grant. 1975. Permian Brachiopods of West Texas, III. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 19:795-1921

Belongs to Rugatia according to G. A. Cooper and R. E. Grant 1975

Sister taxa: Rugatia andersoni, Rugatia convexa, Rugatia costiformis, Rugatia incurvata, Rugatia intermedia, Rugatia occidentalis, Rugatia paraindica

Type specimen: USNM 149534b, a shell (Articulated shell). Its type locality is USNM703d, Road Canyon Formation, Old Word Ranch, Glass Mountains, which is in a Roadian slope limestone in the Road Canyon Formation of Texas.

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of United States (5: Texas collections)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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