Temporal range: Kungurian-Roadian
|Hercosestria cribrosa (multiple individuals)|
Cooper & Grant, 1969
Hercosestria is an extinct genus of brachiopod from the Lower and Middle Permian. They were important reef-forming organisms because of their conical shapes, attaching spines, and gregarious habits. It is related to Richthofenia. Species of the genus have been found in Texas (H. cribrosa and H. laevis) and Guatemala (H. notialis).
- Paleobiology Database. "Hercosestria cribrosa". Retrieved 11 January 2012.
- Weidlich, O. (2002). "Permian reefs re-examined: extrinsic control mechanisms of gradual and abrupt changes during 40 my of reef evolution". Geobios 35 (Supplement 1): 287–294.
- Cooper, R.E.; Grant (1969). "New Permian brachiopods from west Texas". Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 1: 1–20.
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