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Paradoxothyris Xu 1978 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Terebratulida - Angustothyrididae

PaleoDB taxon number: 30403

Synonym: Arcosarina Jin et al. 1979 (taxon 30025)

Full reference: G. R. Xu. 1978. Triassic Brachiopoda. Palaeontological Atlas of Southwest China - Sichuan Volume 2:267-314

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

Sister taxa: Angustothyris, Caucasothyris, Cubanothyris, Cystothyris, Praeangustothyris, Praecubanothyris, Rhaetina

Subtaxa: Arcosarina biplicata, Arcosarina elongata, Arcosarina foliacea, Arcosarina ovata, Arcosarina pentagona, Arcosarina sangkaensis, Paradoxothyris cyclis, Paradoxothyris multicostata

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Type: Paradoxothyris cyclis

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder