Meekella eximia Eichwald 1845 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Orthotetida - Meekellidae

Alternative combination: Orthis eximia

Belongs to Meekella according to Z. T. Liao 1979

See also Glushenko 1975, Nakamura 1972 and Tschernyschew 1902

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 eximiaeformis, Meekella garnieri, Meekella gigantea, Meekella guocunensis, Meekella hessensis, Meekella heterofolda, 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

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of China (2 collections), Japan (1), Ukraine (1)

• Carboniferous of the Russian Federation (1)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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