Athyrorhynchia Xu and Liu 1983 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Terebratulida

Full reference: G. R. Xu and G. C. Liu. 1983. Systematic Description: Brachiopods. Triassic of the southern Qilian Mountains 84-128

Parent taxon: Dielasmatoidea according to A. Williams et al. 2007

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Adygellopsis, Angustothyrididae, Antzeilleridae, Beecheriidae, Dielasmatidae, Gillediidae, Heterelasminidae, Juvavellidae, Paradygella, Proanadyrella, Pseudodielasmatidae, Pseudoharttina, Pseudopygoides, Thyratryaria, Zugmayeriidae

Subtaxa: Athyrorhynchia athyroformis

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Type: Athyrorhynchia athyroformis

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Dajialian Section, Bed 32 (73YPVI F42), Xihuancang, Tianjun District (Triassic of China)

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