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Cathayspirina Liang 1990 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferida - Brachythyrididae

PaleoDB taxon number: 83498

Full reference: W. P. Liang. 1990. Lengwu Formation of Permian and its Brachiopod Fauna in Zhejiang Province. Geological Memoirs 2(10):1-522

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

Sister taxa: Brachythyris, Dalaia, Ella, Meristorygma, Pustuloplica

Subtaxa: Cathayspirina fengshuijiangensis, Cathayspirina fenshuijiangensis, Cathayspirina magna

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder