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Elassonia petila Cooper and Grant 1976 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Rhynchonellida - Petasmatheridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 126034

Full reference: G. A. Cooper and R. E. Grant. 1976. Permian Brachiopods from West Texas, IV. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 21:1923-2607

Belongs to Elassonia according to G. A. Cooper and R. E. Grant 1975

Sister taxa: Elassonia micraria, Elassonia scitula, Elassonia sobrina

Type specimen: USNM 148255a, a shell (Articulated shell). Its type locality is USNM702un, Split Tank, Glass Mountains, which is in a Kungurian marine limestone in the Cathedral Mountain Formation of Texas.

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell 1.64 x 1.46