Spirelytha petaliformis Pavlova 1973 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferida - Elythidae

Alternative combination: Kitakamithyris petaliformis

Full reference: E. E. Pavlova. 1973. Taxonomic names, in Permian Brachiopoda of the Pamir. Akademiya Nauk SSSR, Trudy Paleontologicheskogo Instituta 136:1-211

Belongs to Spirelytha according to L. Angiolini et al. 2005

See also Angiolini 1995, Mohd Shafeea Leman 2003, Pavlova 1973, Shen et al. 2000, Shi et al. 2001 and Shi and Waterhouse 1991

Sister taxa: Spirelytha borealis, Spirelytha buravasi, Spirelytha fredericksi, Spirelytha grandis, Spirelytha kashirtsevi, Spirelytha kislakovi, Spirelytha magna, Spirelytha miloradovichi, Spirelytha pavlovae, Spirelytha sheii, Spirelytha stepanoviana

Type specimen: PIN 2774/174, a shell (Articulated shell). Its type locality is Kastanat-Djilga 1, Bazardarin Fm, which is in a Sakmarian coastal siltstone in the Bazardarin Formation of Tajikistan.

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Permian of China (3 collections), Malaysia (3), Pakistan (3), Tajikistan (1), Thailand (1)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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