Meekella heterofolda Liang 1990 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Orthotetida - Meekellidae

Synonyms: Asiomeekella heterofolda Liang 1990, Meekella perigeyerelloides Shen et al. 1992

Full reference: W. P. Liang. 1990. Lengwu Formation of Permian and its Brachiopod Fauna in Zhejiang Province. Geological Memoirs 2(10):1-522

Belongs to Meekella according to L. Angiolini and L. Carabelli 2010

See also Clapham 2015, Liang 1990, Shen et al. 1992 and Shen and Shi 2007

Sister taxa: Meekella abnormalis, Meekella addicta, Meekella angustiplicata, Meekella arakeljani, Meekella attenuata, Meekella baschkirica, Meekella beipeiensis, Meekella bellistriata, Meekella bisculpta, Meekella calathica, Meekella caperata, Meekella chenxianensis, Meekella circularis, Meekella colpata, Meekella deltoides, Meekella depressa, Meekella dongluoensis, Meekella enigma, Meekella enormis, Meekella evanescens, Meekella eximia, Meekella eximiaeformis, Meekella garnieri, Meekella gigantea, Meekella guocunensis, Meekella hessensis, Meekella intermedia, Meekella irregularis, Meekella jiangxiensis, Meekella julfensis, Meekella kayseri, Meekella kueichowensis, Meekella magnifica, Meekella megala, Meekella mexicana, Meekella minatoi, Meekella minuta, Meekella multilirata, Meekella nagaiwensis, Meekella nodosa, Meekella occidentalis, Meekella pacifica, Meekella prionota, Meekella procera, Meekella punjabica, Meekella pusilloplicata, Meekella sanheensis, Meekella sichuanensis, Meekella skenoides, Meekella storta, Meekella striatocostata, Meekella texana, Meekella timanica, Meekella ufensis, Meekella uncitoides, Meekella undulata, Meekella uralica, Meekella versiformis, Meekella yanjiensis, Meekella zhejiangensis

Type specimens:

  • Meekella heterofolda: Its type locality is Lengwu, upper Shiziling Member, Tonglu, which is in a Capitanian coastal marl/limestone in the Lengwu Formation of China
  • Asiomeekella heterofolda:
  • Meekella perigeyerelloides:

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Lengwu, upper Shiziling Member, Tonglu

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