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Metriolepis Cooper and Grant 1976 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferinida - Spiriferellinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 29435

Full reference: G. A. Cooper and R. E. Grant. 1976. Permian Brachiopods of west Texas, V. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 24:2609-3159

Parent taxon: Spiriferellinidae according to A. Williams et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Crenispirifer, Lancangjiangia, Pseudospiriferina, Spiriferellina, Sulcispiriferina, Tulungospirifer

Subtaxa: Metriolepis carotica, Metriolepis diabloensis, Metriolepis exserta, Metriolepis irenae, Metriolepis kuzuensis, Metriolepis larina, Metriolepis nabis, Metriolepis pedicosa, Metriolepis pinea, Metriolepis pulvinata, Metriolepis scrupea, Metriolepis tegulata, Metriolepis ziczac

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Type: Metriolepis pulvinata

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder