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Purdonella Reed 1944 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferida - Spiriferidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 29571

Alternative spelling: Spirifer (Purdonella)

Full reference: F. R. C. Reed. 1944. Brachiopoda and Mollusca from the Productus limestones of the Salt Range. Palaeontogica Indica, Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India, New Series 23(2):1-596

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

Sister taxa: Aequalicosta, Darbandia, Domokhotia, Eliva, Mirifusella, Nalivkiniella, Neomunella, Podtsheremia

Subtaxa: Purdonella malingensis, Purdonella markovskii, Purdonella merlai, Purdonella nikitini, Purdonella sadai, Purdonella semiovalis, Purdonella soderberghi, Purdonella tschernyschewiformis, Spirifer (Purdonella) conformis, Spirifer (Purdonella) limitaris, Spirifer (Purdonella) multiradiatus

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder