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Class Bivalvia Linnaeus 1758 (clam)

PaleoDB taxon number: 16005

Synonyms: Lamellibranchiata Blainville (no. 83691), Pelecypoda Goldfuss 1820 (no. 54126)

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Mollusca according to D. I. Gravestock et al. 2001

Sister taxa: Acaenoplax, Acevina, Actinoconus, Aculopileus, Acutirostriconus, Aldanolina, Algomella, Anisomyaria, Aplacophora, Aulacotrochus, Aviculocephaloconus, Bagenoviella, Beroides, Bisulcus, Calyptoptomatida, Cambroscutum, Caudofoveata, Centriconus, Cephalopoda, Chiton cottae, Codonoconus, Conchifera, Conchula, Corystos, Crestoconus, Cyrtostoma, Dingus, Diplacophora, Dysmea, Dysnoetopla, Ebianella, Eosoconus, Gastropoda, Granoconus, Gutticonus, Hamatoconus, Helcionelloida, Hemithecellitina, Huangshandogoconus, Huangshandongoconus, Hubeinella, Kaschkadakia, Katunioides, Kepinospira, Khairkhaniidae, Khairkhaniiformes, Kimberella, Kraikchania, Kuanchuanella, Ladamarekiidae, Laticonus, Liantuoconus, Ligyrokala, Mackenziella, Maikhanellidae, Makarakia, Merismoconcha, Minymerisma, Miozonites, Nothamusium, Odontogriphus, Omalenlina, Palaeacmaea, Paragastropoda, Parascenella, Patelliconidae, Peotoconus, Pichynella, Polytropis, Porcaconus, Proconus, Protodrepanostoma, Pseudomatthevia, Rostroconchia, Sachitida, Sargaella, Scamboscamna, Scaphopoda, Scenellopsis, Serialia, Shabaktiella, Sichuanospira, Sinuconus, Solandangella, Solenogastres, Songlingella, Spatuloconus, Stenothecella, Stenothecoida, Sulcocarina, Tentaculita, Tergomya, Trunctoconus, Tuberoconus, Xilingxiaconus, Xinnanospira, Yangtzemerisma

Subtaxa: Acturellina, Anomalodesmacea, Anthraconauta, Astarte scrivenori, Autolamellibranchiata, Aviculomya, Bakewellia, Barcoona, Beichuania, Bleta, Burriera, Camnantia, Carnidia, Claughtonia, Clotho, Cruciella, Cryptodonta, Ctenolima, Delia, Edon, Elasmatium, Elliptoidea, Ensia, Eoasmussia, Eubivalvia, Euburnopecten, Euprotobranchia, Fusidae, Geinitzia, Gibboconcha, Gosselettia, Guebhardia, Guerichia, Hemicardium, Hemisterias, Hippagus, Isofilibranchia, Joannisiella, Laubeia, Libyaconchus, Lux, Manankovia, Megagrypha, Megalomus, Microdon, Modiolopsis praerupta, Myacites, Neotaxodonta, Onkogrypha, Ostrea compta, Ostreavicula, Palaearca, Palaeostrea, Palaeotaxodonta, Palanatina, Paradoxia, Pernidae, Phyllonia, Platymya, Pleureterites, Praeanomalodontata, Praecardiomya, Praevicula, Prionodesmacea, Productea, Protobranchia, Psammacola, Psammoconcha, Rebusum, Rhenanomya, Solen (Solecurtus) ellipticus, Solen (Solecurtus) planulatus, Solenomyidae, Somalidacna, Taeniodon, Tatella, Teleodesmacea, Telistrophis, Trachidomia, Tulongella

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder