Attenuatella mepailensis Waterhouse 1983 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferida - Ambocoeliidae

Synonym: Attenuatella convexa Waterhouse 1969 [replaced name]

Full reference: J. B. Waterhouse. 1983. Taxonomic names (Auriculispina tumida and Attenuatella incurvata mepailensis) in Major faunal assemblages in the Early Permian Tiverton Formation near Homevale Homestead, northern Bowen Basin, Queensland. Permian Geology of Queensland 121-138

Belongs to Attenuatella according to J. B. Waterhouse 1983

See also Waterhouse 1969

Sister taxa: Attenuatella altilis, Attenuatella attenuata, Attenuatella bandoi, Attenuatella bisulcata, Attenuatella incurvata, Attenuatella mengi, Attenuatella multispinosa, Attenuatella omolonensis, Attenuatella paraincurvata, Attenuatella piyasini, Attenuatella stringocephaloides, Attenuatella taimyrica, Attenuatella texana, Attenuatella xiujumqinqiensis

Type specimens:

  • Attenuatella mepailensis: UT B67, a valve
  • Attenuatella convexa: UT B67, a valve. Its type locality is Presqu'├«le Mara, which is in a Changhsingian marine sandstone in the Mara Formation of New Caledonia.

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Attenuatella mepailensis in the database

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