Orbicoelia fraterculus Waterhouse and Piyasin 1970 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferida - Ambocoeliidae

Full reference: J. B. Waterhouse and S. Piyasin. 1970. Mid-Permian brachiopods from Khao Phrik, Thailand. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 135(3-6):83-197

Belongs to Orbicoelia according to S. Z. Shen and M. E. Clapham 2009

See also Campi et al. 2005, Chen and Shi 2006, Grant 1976, Sun 1991, Waterhouse and Piyasin 1970 and Yanagida and Pillevuit 1994

Sister taxa: Orbicoelia comcincta, Orbicoelia cordata, Orbicoelia dolomitensis, Orbicoelia elongatiformis, Orbicoelia extima, Orbicoelia flabelliformis, Orbicoelia guadalupensis, Orbicoelia inflata, Orbicoelia magna, Orbicoelia tholiaphor, Orbicoelia tschernyschewi, Orbicoelia tumibilis

Type specimen: University of Toronto B573, a valve (Ventral valve). Its type locality is Khao Phrik, Rat Buri, which is in a Roadian offshore shelf limestone/limestone in the Rat Buri Formation of Thailand.

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of China (5 collections), Greece (4), Malaysia (1), Oman (1), Thailand (8)

Total: 19 collections each including a single occurrence

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