Striithyris somaliensis Muir-Wood 1935 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Terebratulida - Loboidothyrididae

Synonyms: Striithyris saudiarabica Cooper 1989, Striithyris striata Cooper 1989

Full reference: H. M. Muir-Wood. 1935. Jurassic Brachiopoda. The Mesozoic Palaeontology of British Somaliland, Geology and Palaeontology of British Somaliland, II 75-147

Belongs to Striithyris according to G. A. Cooper 1983

See also Alméras et al. 2010, Cooper 1989, Feldman et al. 2001 and Muir-Wood 1935

Sister taxa: Striithyris costata, Striithyris telemi

Type specimens:

  • Striithyris somaliensis: Its type locality is Bihendula, which is in a Callovian/Oxfordian shallow subtidal limestone in the Bihen Limestone Formation of Somalia
  • Striithyris saudiarabica: Its type locality is Ajibba, S296, which is in a Callovian shallow subtidal limestone in the Tuwaiq Mountain Formation of Saudi Arabia.
  • Striithyris striata: Its type locality is Haisiyan Pass, S1458, which is in a Callovian shallow subtidal limestone in the Tuwaiq Mountain Formation of Saudi Arabia.

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Israel (1 collection), Saudi Arabia (7), Somalia (1), Tunisia (3)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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