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Leptella sarytumensis Nikitina et al. 2006 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Strophomenida - Taffiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 313465

Full reference: O. I. Nikitina, L. E. Popov, R. B. Neuman, M. G. Bassett, and L. E. Holmer. 2006. Mid Ordovician (Darriwilian) brachiopods of South Kazakhstan. Studies in Palaeozoic palaeontology 25:145-222

Belongs to Leptella according to O. I. Nikitina et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Leptella (Petroria), Leptella exigua, Leptella grandis, Leptella musculosa, Leptella pseudoretroflexa

Type specimen: USNM 485133, a valve (dorsal valve). Its type locality is Locality 133. 4 kilometers southwest of Alakul Lake, which is in an Abereiddian open shallow subtidal limestone/siltstone in the Alakul Formation of Kazakhstan.

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder