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Meekella versiformis

Strophomenata - Orthotetida - Meekellidae

Taxonomy
Meekella versiformis was named by Shen et al. (1992). Its type specimen is NIGP 141540 and is a 3D body fossil. 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.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1992Meekella versiformis Shen et al. figs. Pl 1, figs 9-12
2007Meekella versiformis Shen and Shi p. 16 figs. Pl 3, figs 18-21

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
Lophophorata
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
RankNameAuthor
subphylumRhynchonelliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
classStrophomenataWilliams et al 1996
orderOrthotetidaWaagen 1884
superfamilyOrthotetoidea
familyMeekellidae
subfamilyMeekellinae
genusMeekella
speciesversiformis

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
partNmean
shell height126.0

Composition: low Mg calcitep
Locomotion: stationaryp
Attached: yesp
Life habit: low-level epifaunalp
Diet: suspension feederp
Vision: blindc
Created: 2010-02-15 05:25:57
Modified: 2010-02-15 07:25:57
Source: c = class, p = phylum
Reference: Aberhan et al. 2004

Age range: Changhsingian or 254.17000 to 252.17000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Changhsingian254.17 - 252.17China (Chongqing) Meekella versiformis (type locality: 94984)