Squamularia (Neophricodothyris) bilotensis Reed 1944 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferida - Elythidae

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 Squamularia (Neophricodothyris) according to F. R. C. Reed 1944

Sister taxa: Phricodothyris asiatica, Phricodothyris bachuensis, Phricodothyris bella, Phricodothyris catatona, Phricodothyris dispar, Phricodothyris echinata, Phricodothyris guadalupensis, Phricodothyris guizhouensis, Phricodothyris indenta, Phricodothyris kawaiensis, 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) spatulata, Neophricadothyris conara, Squamularia (Neophricodothyris) baralensis, Squamularia (Neophricodothyris) frechi, Squamularia (Neophricodothyris) oviformis, Squamularia (Neophricodothyris) attenuata

Type specimen: GSI 17068, a shell. Its type locality is E of Pahrwala Wahan, W of Bilot, top Middle Productus limestone, Trans-Indus, which is in a Wuchiapingian marine horizon in the Wargal Formation of Pakistan.

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at E of Pahrwala Wahan, W of Bilot, top Middle Productus limestone, Trans-Indus

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