Meekella (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Orthotetida - Meekellidae

Synonyms: Asiomeekella Liang 1990, Gegenella, Parameekella He and Zhu 1985

Parent taxon: Meekellinae according to A. Williams et al. 2000

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Shen and Shi 2007

Sister taxa: Alatorthotetina, Geyerella, Meekellogeyerella, Niviconia, Orthothetina, Paraorthotetina, Perigeyerella, Sicelia

Subtaxa: 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 versiformis Meekella yanjiensis Meekella zhejiangensis

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Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Wolfcamp of United States (2: Kansas collections)

• Permian of Armenia (1), Austria (1), Azerbaijan (3), China (143), Greece (7), Guatemala (2), Iran (9), Japan (12), Malaysia (1), Mexico (8), Pakistan (8), the Russian Federation (2), Slovenia (2), Thailand (23), Tunisia (1), Ukraine (4), United States (433: Alaska, Arizona, California, Kansas, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas), Venezuela (5)

• Virgilian of United States (23: Kansas, New Mexico, Texas)

• Desmoinesian of United States (2: Kansas)

• Carboniferous of China (4), the Russian Federation (1), South Korea (3), United States (65: Kansas, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming)

Total: 765 collections including 924 occurrences

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