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Avonothyris depressa Buckman 1917 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Terebratulida - Loboidothyrididae

PaleoDB taxon number: 324342

Full reference: S. S. Buckman. 1917. The Brachiopoda of the Namyau Beds, Northern Shan States, Burma. Palaeontologia Indica 3(2):1-254

Belongs to Avonothyris according to S. S. Buckman 1917

Sister taxa: Avonothyris bella, Avonothyris bradfordensis, Avonothyris corpulenta, Avonothyris corrugata, Avonothyris distorta, Avonothyris gigantea, Avonothyris jordanensis, Avonothyris langtonensis, Avonothyris nannodes, Avonothyris obovalis, Avonothyris plicatina, Avonothyris sogxianensis, Avonothyris subpentagona, Avonothyris sulcifera, Avonothyris trigonata, Avonothyris variabilis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Bradford-on-Avon (Marshall Coll.), which is in a Bathonian carbonate limestone/claystone in the Forest Marble Formation of the United Kingdom

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell 21.7 x 21.0