Phricodothyris kawaiensis Yanagida and Nishikawa 1984 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferida - Elythidae

Alternative combination: Neophricadothyris kawaiensis

Full reference: J. Yanagida and I. Nishikawa. 1984. Early Permian brachiopods from the Kawai Limestone, Hiroshima Prefecture, southwest Japan. Memoirs of the Faculty of Science, Kyushu University, Series D, Geology 25(2):159-197

Belongs to Phricodothyris according to G. R. Shi et al. 2002

See also Yanagida and Nishikawa 1984

Sister taxa: Phricodothyris asiatica, Phricodothyris bachuensis, Phricodothyris bella, Phricodothyris catatona, Phricodothyris dispar, Phricodothyris echinata, Phricodothyris guadalupensis, Phricodothyris guizhouensis, Phricodothyris indenta, Phricodothyris longlinensis, Phricodothyris nummulina, Phricodothyris occidentalis, Phricodothyris pyriformis, Phricodothyris reticulariformis, Phricodothyris septata, Phricodothyris sibirica, Phricodothyris subrostrata, Phricodothyris tieliensis, Phricodothyris toriyamai, Phricodothyris uzunbulakensis, Phricodothyris xikouensis, Condrathyris perplexa, Neophricadothyris transversa, Neophricadothyris crassibecca, Squamularia (Neophricodothyris) bilotensis, Squamularia (Neophricodothyris) spatulata, Neophricadothyris conara, Squamularia (Neophricodothyris) baralensis, Squamularia (Neophricodothyris) frechi, Squamularia (Neophricodothyris) oviformis, Squamularia (Neophricodothyris) attenuata

Type specimen: GK-D 31620, a shell (Conjoined shell). Its type locality is Kogoro K-2, Hiroshima Prefecture, which is in a Sakmarian carbonate limestone in the Kawai Formation of Japan.

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Kogoro K-2, Hiroshima Prefecture

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