Meekella versiformis Shen et al. 1992 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Orthotetida - Meekellidae

Full reference: S. Z. Shen, X. L. He, and M. L. Zhu. 1992. Changxingian brachiopods from Zhongliang Hill of Chongqing, Sichuan Province. Stratigraphy and Palaeontology of Oil and Gas Bearing Areas in China 3:171-196

Belongs to Meekella according to S. Z. Shen and G. R. Shi 2007

See also Shen et al. 1992

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 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 yanjiensis, Meekella zhejiangensis

Type specimen: NIGP 141540. Its type locality is Beifengjing Section, Bed 26, Zhongliang Hill, which is in a Changhsingian open shallow subtidal packstone in the Changxing Formation of China.

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Beifengjing Section, Bed 26, Zhongliang Hill

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