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Sacothyris Jin et al. 1977 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Terebratulida - Zeilleriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 30520

Full reference: Y. G. Jin, D. L. Sun, and S. L. Ye. 1977. Footnote, in Upper Triassic brachiopod fauna from the area in the east of Hengduan Mountain, western Yunnan. Mesozoic Fossils from Yunnan 2:64

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

Sister taxa: Ajukuzella, Antiptychina, Bazardarella, Calpella, Cincta, Digonella, Eoantiptychia, Fimbriothyris, Irenothyris, Keratothyris, Kolymithyris, Lazella, Menathyris, Mycerosia, Obovothyris, Parathyridina, Periallus, Pirotella, Rugitela, Silesiathyris, Somalitela, Tubegatanella, Worobievella, Zeilleria

Subtaxa: Sacothyris qukaensis, Sacothyris reflexa, Sacothyris sinosa

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Type: Aulacothyropsis sinosa

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder