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Elassonia Cooper and Grant 1976 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Rhynchonellida - Petasmatheridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 82969

Alternative spelling: Ellassonia

Full reference: G. A. Cooper and R. E. Grant. 1976. Permian Brachiopods from West Texas, IV. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 21:1923-2607

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

Sister taxa: Iotina, Petasmatherus, Ptygmactrum

Subtaxa: Elassonia micraria, Elassonia petila, Elassonia scitula, Elassonia sobrina

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Type: Elassonia micraria

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder