Orbicoelia Waterhouse and Piyasin 1970 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferida - Ambocoeliidae

Full reference: J. B. Waterhouse and S. Piyasin. 1970. Mid-Permian brachiopods from Khao Phrik, Thailand. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 135(3-6):83-197

Parent taxon: Ambocoeliinae according to A. Williams et al. 2006

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Ambocoelia, Attenuatella, Biconvexiella, Bisinocoelia, Cruricella, Crurithyris, Cyrtinoides, Dicoelospirifer, Echinocoelia, Eoplicoplasia, Guangxiispirifer, Metaplasia, Paracrurithyris, Plicoplasia, Speciothyris, Spinoplasia, Swaicoelia

Subtaxa: Orbicoelia comcincta Orbicoelia cordata Orbicoelia dolomitensis Orbicoelia elongatiformis Orbicoelia extima Orbicoelia flabelliformis Orbicoelia fraterculus Orbicoelia guadalupensis Orbicoelia inflata Orbicoelia magna Orbicoelia tholiaphor Orbicoelia tschernyschewi Orbicoelia tumibilis

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Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Triassic of China (15 collections), Pakistan (2), the Russian Federation (2), United States (2: Montana)

• Permian to Triassic of China (1)

• Permian of China (56), Greece (4), Hungary (4), Iran (2), Italy (10), Malaysia (1), Oman (1), Pakistan (3), the Russian Federation (1), Tajikistan (2), Thailand (9), Tunisia (2), Turkey (1), United States (69: New Mexico, Texas)

• Carboniferous of Canada (1: Nunavut), China (1), United States (4: Texas)

Total: 193 collections including 197 occurrences

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