Xestotrema pulchrum Meek 1860 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferinida - Pennospiriferinidae

Alternative combinations: Punctospirifer pulcher, Punctospirifer pulchra, Spirifer (Spiriferina) pulcher, Spirifera pulchra, Spiriferina pulchra

Full reference: F. B. Meek. 1860. Descriptions of new fossil remains collected in Nebraska and Utah, by the exploring expeditions under the command of Capt. J. H. Simpson, of U. S. Topographical Engineers. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 12:308-315

Belongs to Xestotrema according to B. R. Wardlaw 1977

See also Cooper and Grant 1969, Cooper and Grant 1976, Gordon and Merriam 1961, Meek 1860, Meek 1876, Meek 1877 and Miller and Cline 1934

Sister taxa: none

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder


• Leonard of United States (1: Utah collection)

• Permian of United States (126: California, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 127 collections each including a single occurrence

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