Rhipidomella miscella Cooper and Grant 1976 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Rhipidomellidae

Full reference: G. A. Cooper and R. E. Grant. 1976. Permian Brachiopods of west Texas, V. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 24:2609-3159

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

Sister taxa: Rhipidomella acutisulcata, Rhipidomella burlingtonensis, Rhipidomella carbonaria, Rhipidomella caucasica, Rhipidomella cora, Rhipidomella corallina, Rhipidomella cordialis, Rhipidomella diminutiva, Rhipidomella dubia, Rhipidomella dzhuvankarensis, Rhipidomella fortimuscula, Rhipidomella henryhousensis, Rhipidomella hessensis, Rhipidomella hispidula, Rhipidomella jerseyensis, Rhipidomella kharaulakhensis, Rhipidomella lyelliana, Rhipidomella magna, Rhipidomella miaolingensis, Rhipidomella michelini, Rhipidomella missouriensis, Rhipidomella obesiconcha, Rhipidomella oklahomensis, Rhipidomella orthogonia, Rhipidomella parva, Rhipidomella parvula, Rhipidomella pecosi, Rhipidomella penniana, Rhipidomella perminuta, Rhipidomella pressula, Rhipidomella subcircularis, Rhipidomella subtriangularis, Rhipidomella tenuicostata, Rhipidomella thiemei, Rhipidomella uralica, Rhipidomella vanuxemi, Rhipidomella vediensis

Type specimen: USNM 150340a, a shell (Articulated shell). Its type locality is USNM705k, Leonard Mountain, Glass Mountains, which is in an Artinskian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the Lenox Hills Formation of Texas.

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of United States (11: Texas collections)

• Carboniferous of United States (1: Texas)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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