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Plectelasma Cooper and Grant 1969 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Terebratulida - Dielasmatidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 30440

Full reference: G. A. Cooper and R. E. Grant. 1969. New Permian brachiopods from west Texas. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 1:1-20

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

Sister taxa: Adygella, Amygdalocosta, Aspidothyris, Bittnerithyris, Coenothyris, Cruratula, Dareithyris, Dielasma, Dielasmina, Dongbaella, Ectoposia, Elasmata, Fletcherithyris, Pirithyris, Praerhaetina, Sulcatinella, Tibetothyris, Tosuhuthyris, Tunethyris, Whitspakia, Yochelsonia

Subtaxa: Plectelasma dubium, Plectelasma guadalupense, Plectelasma kingi, Plectelasma nitidum, Plectelasma planidorsatum

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Type: Plectelasma kingi

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder