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Megaderbyia transversalis Hu and Jin 1982 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Orthotetida - Orthotetidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 173356

Full reference: S. Hu and Y. G. Jin. 1982. Brachiopod taxonomic names. Palaeontological Atlas of East China 2:186-256

Belongs to Megaderbyia according to S. Z. Hu and Y. G. Jin 1983

Sister taxa: Magniderbyia dashizhaiensis, Magniderbyia magnifica

Type specimen: Nanjing Inst Geol Min Res Br004. Its type locality is Duanwu Section, Chetou, Yudou County, which is in a Wordian marine limestone in the Xiaojiangbian Formation of China.

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell 62.7 x 71.1, valve 46.4 x 78.5