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Macandrevia cooperi Bitner 1996 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Terebratulida - Zeilleriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 284710

Full reference: M. A. Bitner. 1996. Brachiopods from the Eocene La Meseta Formation of Seymour Island, Antarctic Peninsula. Palaeontologia Polonica 55:65-100

Belongs to Macandrevia according to M. A. Bitner 1996

Sister taxa: Macandrevia africana, Macandrevia americana, Macandrevia bayeri, Macandrevia craniella, Macandrevia cranium, Macandrevia delicatula, Macandrevia diamantina, Macandrevia nipponica, Macandrevia tenera, Macandrevia vanhoffeni, Macandrevia waldae

Type specimen: ZPAL Bp.XXXVII/480, a shell. Its type locality is ZPAL 8, which is in a Ypresian prodelta sandstone in the La Meseta Formation of Antarctica.

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell 20.9 x 17.2