Neospirifer (Neospirifer) moosakhailensis Davidson 1862 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferida - Trigonotretidae

Alternative combinations: Neospirifer moosakhailensis, Neospirifer musakheylensis, Spirifer (Neospirifer) musakheylensis, Spirifer moosakhailensis, Spirifer musakhelensis, Spirifer musakheylensis, Spirifera moosakhailensis, Spirifera musakheylensis

Synonyms: Neospirifer warchensis Reed 1931, Spirifer (Neospirifer) warchensis Reed 1931

Full reference: T. Davidson. 1862. On some Carboniferous Brachiopoda collected in India by A. Fleming, MD, and W. Purdon, Esq, FGS. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society 18:25-35

Belongs to Neospirifer (Neospirifer) according to S. Z. Shen et al. 2003

See also Davidson 1862, Diener 1897, Etheridge 1903, Grabau 1931, Lee and Gu 1980, Reed 1944, Rothpletz 1892, Shi and Shen 1997, Shimizu 1981, Waagen 1883, Waterhouse 1966 and Waterhouse 1978

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Neospirifer (Neospirifer) moosakhailensis: Its type locality is Moosakhail (Fleming coll), which is in a Wuchiapingian marine limestone in the Wargal Formation of Pakistan
  • Neospirifer warchensis:

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Permian of Australia (3 collections), Canada (1: British Columbia), China (10), India (1), Indonesia (1), Mongolia (1), Nepal (10), Pakistan (112), Vietnam (1)

Total: 140 collections each including a single occurrence

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