Kotlaia bistriata Reed 1944 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Schizophoriidae

Alternative combination: Orthotichia bistriata

Full reference: F. R. C. Reed. 1944. Brachiopoda and Mollusca from the Productus limestones of the Salt Range. Palaeontogica Indica, Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India, New Series 23(2):1-596

Belongs to Kotlaia according to G. Crippa and L. Angiolini 2012

See also Reed 1944 and Termier et al. 1974

Sister taxa: Kotlaia aethopa, Kotlaia strophiria, Kotlaia waterhousei

Type specimen: GSI 16771, a valve (ventral valve). Its type locality is West side of ridge 1185, 10 feet below top, SE of Musa Khel, Salt Range, which is in a Capitanian marine horizon in the Amb Formation of Pakistan.

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of Afghanistan (1 collection), Iran (13), Oman (8), Pakistan (1), the United Arab Emirates (1)

Total: 24 collections each including a single occurrence

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