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Plectoidothyris Buckman 1917 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Terebratulida - Postepithyrididae

PaleoDB taxon number: 30442

Synonym: Oligorhytisia Cooper 1983 (taxon 30380)

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, Holcothyris, Juralina, Kutchithyris, Maritimithyris, Millythyris, Moeschia, Peculneithyris, Perrierithyris, Petalothyris, Postepithyris, Pseudoaulacothyris, Somalithyris, Thadiqithyris, Xestosina

Subtaxa: Oligorhytisia magnifica, Plectoidothyris circulare, Plectoidothyris polyplecta

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Type: Terebratula polyplecta

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder