Paraspiriferina convexa Cooper 1953 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferinida - Paraspiriferinidae

Alternative combination: Punctospirifer convexus

Full reference: G. A. Cooper. 1953. Sponges, Brachiopoda, Pelecypoda, and Scaphopoda. Permian fauna at El Antimonio, western Sonora, Mexico. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 119(2):21-80

Belongs to Paraspiriferina according to G. A. Cooper and R. E. Grant 1976

See also Cooper 1953

Sister taxa: Paraspiriferina amoena, Paraspiriferina billingsi, Paraspiriferina cellulana, Paraspiriferina evax, Paraspiriferina formulosa, Paraspiriferina gentilis, Paraspiriferina ghundiensis, Paraspiriferina laqueata, Paraspiriferina multiplicata, Paraspiriferina paginata, Paraspiriferina pulchra, Paraspiriferina punjabensis, Paraspiriferina rotundata, Paraspiriferina sapinea, Paraspiriferina setulosa, Paraspiriferina transversa

Type specimen: USNM 115495. Its type locality is USNM806i, Cerros de los Monos, El Antimonio, Sonora, which is in a Wordian marine shale in the Antimonio Formation of Mexico.

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at USNM806i, Cerros de los Monos, El Antimonio, Sonora

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