Zhinania Liang 1990 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferida - Elythidae

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: Elythidae according to W. P. Liang 1990

Sister taxa: Anomaloriinae, Elythinae, Martinothyridinae, Phricodothyridinae, Squamularia, Toryniferinae

Subtaxa: Zhinania eximiusa

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Type: Zhinania eximiusa

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Lengwu, upper Shiziling Member, Tonglu (Permian of China)

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