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Palaeosolen Hall 1845 (clam)

Bivalvia - Solenida - Orthonotidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 16395

Full reference: J. Hall. 1845. Description of some microscopic shells from the decomposing marl slate of Cincinnati. American Journal of Science and Arts, 1st Series. 48:292-295

Parent taxon: Orthonotidae according to N. J. Morris et al. 1991

Sister taxa: Orthonota, Sphenosolen

Subtaxa: Palaeosolen amii, Palaeosolen antigonishensis, Palaeosolen badgeraensis, Palaeosolen costatus, Palaeosolen ordovicicus, Palaeosolen permiana, Palaeosolen siliquoideus

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Type: Orthonota siliquoidea

Ecology: facultatively mobile deep infaunal suspension feeder