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Hercosestria notialis Stehli and Grant 1970 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Productida - Hercosiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 127605

Full reference: F.G. Stehli and R. E. Grant. 1970. Permian brachiopods from Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Journal of Paleontology 44(1):23-36

Belongs to Hercosestria according to F.G. Stehli and R. E. Grant 1970

Sister taxa: Hercosestria cribrosa, Hercosestria laevis

Type specimen: USNM 163564, a valve (Ventral valve). Its type locality is USNM9258, Sierra Los Cuchumatanes (FS-67-G-7), which is in a Kungurian marine limestone in the Chochal Formation of Guatemala.

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): valve 28.8 x 34.1