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Holcothyris Buckman 1917 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Terebratulida - Postepithyrididae

PaleoDB taxon number: 30240

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

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

Sister taxa: Arceythyris, Caryona, Conarothyris, Crispithyris, Epithyris, Euidothyris, Ferrythyris, Galliennithyris, Gigantothyris, Glyphisaria, Habrobrochus, Heimia, Juralina, Kutchithyris, Maritimithyris, Millythyris, Moeschia, Peculneithyris, Perrierithyris, Petalothyris, Plectoidothyris, Postepithyris, Pseudoaulacothyris, Somalithyris, Thadiqithyris, Xestosina

Subtaxa: Holcothyris acuminata, Holcothyris ancile, Holcothyris angulata, Holcothyris angusta, Holcothyris breviseptata, Holcothyris campbelli, Holcothyris concava, Holcothyris cooperi, Holcothyris curvata, Holcothyris delta, Holcothyris depressa, Holcothyris dubia, Holcothyris elliptica, Holcothyris excavata, Holcothyris golmudensis, Holcothyris kaiwaraensis, Holcothyris laosensis, Holcothyris luchiangensis, Holcothyris macra, Holcothyris micromorpha, Holcothyris orbicularis, Holcothyris ovata, Holcothyris ovoides, Holcothyris perplicata, Holcothyris plecta, Holcothyris raoi, Holcothyris rostrata, Holcothyris rotundata, Holcothyris subangulata, Holcothyris subcurvata, Holcothyris subovalis, Holcothyris tanggulaica, Holcothyris tenuis, Holcothyris trigonalis, Holcothyris trigonaris, Holcothyris triseptata

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Type: Holcothyris angulata

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder