Magniplicatina gigantea Shen et al. 2003 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Productida - Monticuliferidae

Full reference: S.-Z. Shen, G. R. Shi, and N. W. Archbold. 2003. Lopingian (Late Permian) brachiopods from the Qubuerga Formation at the Qubu section in the Mt. Qomolangma region, southern Tibet (Xizang), China. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 268(1-3):49-101

Belongs to Magniplicatina according to H. P. Xu et al. 2018

See also Shen et al. 2003

Sister taxa: Magniplicatina inassueta, Magniplicatina johannis, Magniplicatina khubsugulensis, Magniplicatina magniplica, Magniplicatina perflecta, Magniplicatina superba, Magniplicatina transversa, Magniplicatina undulata, Magniplicatina vindicata

Type specimen: NMV P305966, a valve (Ventral valve). Its type locality is Qubu, Bed 15, which is in a Wuchiapingian marine limestone in the Qubuerga Formation of China.

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of China (5 collections)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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