Paraspiriferina Reed 1944 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferinida - Paraspiriferinidae

Alternative spelling: Spiriferina (Paraspiriferina)

Full reference: F. R. C. Reed. 1944. Brachiopoda and Mollusca from the Productus limestones of the Salt Range. Palaeontogica Indica, Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India, New Series 23(2):1-596

Parent taxon: Paraspiriferinidae according to A. Williams et al. 2006

See also Reed 1944, Sepkoski 2002 and Shen et al. 2003

Sister taxa: Callispirina, Lamniplica, Yaonoiella, Zaissania

Subtaxa: Paraspiriferina amoena Paraspiriferina billingsi Paraspiriferina cellulana Paraspiriferina convexa Paraspiriferina evax Paraspiriferina formulosa Paraspiriferina gentilis Paraspiriferina ghundiensis Paraspiriferina laqueata Paraspiriferina multiplicata Paraspiriferina paginata Paraspiriferina pulchra Paraspiriferina punjabensis Paraspiriferina rotundata Paraspiriferina sapinea Paraspiriferina setulosa Paraspiriferina transversa

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Type: Spiriferina (Paraspiriferina) ghundiensis

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder


• Permian of Canada (1: British Columbia collection), China (47), Greece (2), Greenland (14), Italy (2), Japan (1), Malaysia (1), Mexico (1), Nepal (1), Pakistan (39), Tajikistan (2), Thailand (10), the United Kingdom (11), United States (145: New Mexico, Texas, Wyoming)

Total: 277 collections including 310 occurrences

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