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Gruntea Shi et al. 1999 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Athyridida - Athyrididae

PaleoDB taxon number: 104000

Full reference: G. R. Shi, S.Z. Shen, and N.W. Archbold. 1999. Gruntea gen. nov. a new Permian spirigerellid (Brachiopoda) genus from Selong, southern Tibet, China. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica 38:346-352

Parent taxon: Spirigerellinae according to A. Williams et al. 2007

Sister taxa: Araxathyris, Cardiothyris, Composita, Densalvus, Iniathyris, Nordathyris, Planalvus, Posicomta, Pseudopentagonia, Rectambitus, Septospirigerella, Spirigerella, Tongzithyris, Tulathyris, Uldziathyris

Subtaxa: Gruntea grunti

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Type: Posicomta grunti

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder