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Wairakirhynchia MacFarlan 1992 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Rhynchonellida - Norellidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 29017

Full reference: D. A. B. MacFarlan. 1992. Triassic and Jurassic Rhynchonellacea (Brachiopoda) from New Zealand and New Caledonia. Royal Society of New Zealand Bulletin 31:1-310

Parent taxon: Praemonticlarellinae according to A. Williams et al. 2002

Sister taxa: Aparimarhynchia, Parabrekia, Praemonticlarella, Pseudohalorella, Pseudomonticlarella, Scalpellirhynchia

Subtaxa: Wairakirhynchia etaliana, Wairakirhynchia morleyensis, Wairakirhynchia susvallensis

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Type: Wairakirhynchia etaliana

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder