Spirelytha fredericksi Archbold and Thomas 1984 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferida - Elythidae

Full reference: N. W. Archbold and G. A. Thomas. 1984. Permian Elythidae (Brachiopoda) from Western Australia. Alcheringa 8:311-326

Belongs to Spirelytha according to G. R. Shi and J.B. Waterhouse 1996

See also Archbold 1990, Archbold and Thomas 1984, Klets 1987 and Pavlova et al. 1991

Sister taxa: Spirelytha borealis, Spirelytha buravasi, Spirelytha grandis, Spirelytha kashirtsevi, Spirelytha kislakovi, Spirelytha magna, Spirelytha miloradovichi, Spirelytha pavlovae, Spirelytha petaliformis, Spirelytha sheii, Spirelytha stepanoviana

Type specimen: CPC 19931, a shell (Articulated internal mould and external impression). Its type locality is BMR C255, Callytharra Springs, Byro Homestead, which is in a Sakmarian coastal siliciclastic in the Callytharra Formation of Australia.

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Permian of Australia (19 collections), Canada (4: Yukon), Mongolia (1), the Russian Federation (1)

Total: 25 collections including 26 occurrences

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