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Spiriferellina elegantula Liao 1980 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferinida - Spiriferellinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 191216

Full reference: Z. T. Liao. 1980. Upper Permian brachiopods from western Guizhou. Late Permian Stratigraphy and Fossils in Western Guizhou and Eastern Yunnan 241-277

Belongs to Spiriferellina according to Y. Zeng et al. 1995

Sister taxa: Spiriferellina aduncata, Spiriferellina aequiplicata, Spiriferellina altiplecusformis, Spiriferellina anguliplica, Spiriferellina baywullensis, Spiriferellina bilotensis, Spiriferellina cambodgiensis, Spiriferellina cristata, Spiriferellina discoformis, Spiriferellina disparata, Spiriferellina enteleteformis, Spiriferellina excelens, Spiriferellina hilli, Spiriferellina hochuanensis, Spiriferellina lacunosa, Spiriferellina lata, Spiriferellina nanbuensis, Spiriferellina nasuta, Spiriferellina nasuta, Spiriferellina neerkolensis, Spiriferellina netschajewi, Spiriferellina nuda, Spiriferellina orientalis, Spiriferellina paucicostata, Spiriferellina pauciplicata, Spiriferellina pokrowskensis, Spiriferellina quadriplicata, Spiriferellina quantula, Spiriferellina rouxi, Spiriferellina tareica, Spiriferellina tricosa, Spiriferellina triquetra, Spiriferellina vercherei, Spiriferellina vescula, Spiriferellina yanagidai, Spiriferellina zewanensis

Type specimen: NIGP 43772. Its type locality is Zhichang Section Z12, Liuzhi County, which is in a Wuchiapingian marine siliciclastic in China.

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): valve 11.9 x 24.8