†family Cathaysiorthidae Rong et al. 2013 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Cathaysiorthidae

Full reference: J. Rong, B. Huang, R. B. Zhan and D. A. Harper. 2013. Latest Ordovician and earliest Silurian brachiopods succeeding the Hirnantia fauna in south-east China. Special Papers in Palaeontology 90:1-142

Parent taxon: Orthoidea according to J. Rong et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Anomalorthidae, Archaeorthidae, Bajanorthis, Bohemiellidae, Glyptorthidae, Hesperonomiidae, Hesperorthidae, Lycophoriidae, Malinella, Nugnecella, Orthidae, Orthidiellidae, Ottadalenites, Plaesiomyidae, Poramborthidae, Productorthidae, Skenidioidae, Tarfayidae, Turarella, Whittardiidae, Zhejiangorthis, Altorthis, Dinorthidae, Dolerorthidae

Subtaxa: Asturorthis Cathaysiorthis Wulongella

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Silurian of China (14 collections)

• Ordovician of Australia (4)

Total: 18 collections including 19 occurrences

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