Sanqiaothyris elliptica Yang and Xu 1966 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Terebratulida - Angustothyrididae

Full reference: T. Y. Yang and G. R. Xu. 1966. Triassic Brachiopods of Central Guizhou Province 1-151

Belongs to Sanqiaothyris according to G. R. Xu 1978

See also Jin and Fang 1977 and Yang and Xu 1966

Sister taxa: Rhaetina beskessensis, Rhaetina caucasica, Rhaetina columnaris, Rhaetina elliptica, Rhaetina gregaria, Rhaetina incurvirostra, Rhaetina jomdaensis, Rhaetina ovalis, Rhaetina parva, Rhaetina pyriformis, Rhaetina subcircularis, Rhaetina taurica, Rhaetina tirolensis, Rhaetina triangularis, Rhaetina zigasiensis, Rhaetinopsis yunnanensis, Rhaetinopsis pentagonalis, Rhaetinopsis zadoensis, Rhaetinopsis ovata, Sanqiaothyris qabdoensis, Sanqiaothyris asymmetros, Sanqiaothyris circularis, Sanqiaothyris dorsaplana, Sanqiaothyris majiaobaensis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Sanqiao, KK63, Guiyang, which is in a Julian carbonate limestone in the Sanqiao Formation of China

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Triassic of China (3 collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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