Alternative combinations: Cathaysia orbicularis, Paryphella obicularia
Full reference: Z. T. Liao. 1980. Upper Permian brachiopods from western Guizhou. Late Permian Stratigraphy and Fossils in Western Guizhou and Eastern Yunnan 241-277
Type specimen: NIGP 43647. Its type locality is Jiaozishan Section Bed 26 (AJ-44), Anshun County, which is in a Changhsingian offshore mudstone in China.
Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder
Average measurements (in mm): valve 7.14 x 11.91